Welcome to The Buffalo News live chat for the second presidential debate between Sens. Barack Obama, Democrat, and John McCain, Republican. Tonight's clash will be in a town hall format moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw. The challenge for both men will be whether they have firm recommendations on how to avoid a deep and lengthy recession. Pundits suggest the candidates may exchange their harshest personal criticisms of the other so far in the campaign.
Please share your thoughts and questions with us, and with the readers. As always, this chat will be posted on the News blog "Politicsnow."