Talking Point: Vice presidential debate

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(KSL News) Tonight's debate between Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin will be the vice presidential nominees' one chance to address the American public for a straight 90 minutes on key issues like the economy, the Iraq war and health care.

Analysts say this debate is especially important for Palin, who has fumbled in recent national television interviews.

CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood said, "But she also has to show some understanding, some grit and the ability to poke fun at the ridicule that's been coming her way since she gave those unsuccessful interviews."

If she doesn't, Harwood said, "John McCain's problems get worse."

Dr. Leah Murray, an assistant professor of political science and philosophy at Weber State University, will be watching the debate tonight with the school's Political Science Honors Society. She joined us for Talking Point. To view the segment, play the video.

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