What should be the big issues of the 2008 presidential election?

Founding Director, Pew Research Center
The retiring President's legacy is always a subject of debate, Kohut says.
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Andrew Kohut: Iraq will be the major issue. Conceivably the economy, too. There’s a great deal of concern about . . . about healthcare. But the major issue will be what the issue has always been in . . . in . . . in a presidential election. It is how good has the last president . . . How good a job has the last president done? Presidential elections are referendums on the times. And right now the referendum on the times would suggest people are very unhappy and they want change.

Recorded on: 9/14/07