Politics & Government

October 2, 2008

Biden, Palin compete for middle-class champion role

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin painted herself as a plain-spoken middle-class champion while Joe Biden blended a common touch with deep experience, as the two vice presidential nominees clashed over Iraq, the economy and other key issues in Thursday's debate. Nowhere was the disagreement sharper than it was over Iraq. Both Palin and Biden have sons in or headed to Iraq, but they offered vividly different views of the conflict.

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