US Presidential Election 2008: Presidential Debates (and parodies)
THE ORIGINAL DEBATES:
By going to the following website, you can access both the presidential and vice presidential debates.
Here is the video of the vice-presidential debate:
The third presidential debate:
If you run the videos on this (the New York Times) site, the transcript appears next to the video.
The following website will take you to Factcheck.org, which analyzes each candidate's claims: http://www.factcheck.org/justarchive/ A transcript of the video clip is available, too. (By the way, the program itself is available as a vidcast)
Here is an analysis of the second presidential debate:
Of course you won't want to miss the parodies of the debates:
Vice-presidential debate: http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/vp-debate-open-palin-biden/727421/
First presidential debate: http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/presidential-debate/704121/
Second presidential debate: http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/full-episodes/index.jhtml?episodeId=187363