10/11/2012 08:39 am ET Updated Dec 11, 2012

Simon Johnson: Here's The Issue That Could Push Either Party Over The Top

With the presidential election looming and both sides looking for a knockout blow in the vice-presidential debate on Thursday evening, now is a good time for both Democrats and Republicans to look for one more defining issue. The new book by Sheila Bair, "Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street From Wall Street and Wall Street From Itself," offers exactly that - to whichever party is smart enough and fast enough to take up the opportunity.

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