Obama, McCain Dream Up Tombstones

In less than a week, Americans decide whether Barack Obama or John McCain becomes the 44th President of the United States. In the series "Presidential Questions," CBS News anchor Katie Couric asks questions that move the candidates well beyond the usual sound-bites. Some questions concern policy. Others are more personal. All will give you a better sense of who these men are - and what has shaped them. What follows is Couric's question - and the candidates' full answers.



Katie Couric: What would you like to have on your tombstone?

John McCain: "He served honorably" or, "and he put his country first."

Barack Obama: That "he was a good man, and an honest man." And that "he was a good father and a good husband." And that "he tried to give something of himself to make the world better." Something pretty simple, but somehow hard to achieve sometimes.
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