DETAILS FOR TUESDAY
Here's some information:
Date: October 7 - Site: Belmont University - Moderator: Tom Brokaw - Staging: Town Hall debate - Format: The moderator will call on members of the audience (and draw questions from the internet). Each candidate will have 2 minutes to respond to each question. Following those initial answers, the moderator will invite the candidates to respond to the previous answers, for a total of 1 minute, ensuring that both candidates receive an equal amount of time to comment. In the spirit of the Town Hall, all questions will come from the audience (or internet), and not the moderator.
The following are trends/polls/electoral outlook for the race. If you're a Democrat, good times. If you're a Republican... well...it may be best to not read on.
"Reality has a well known liberal bias" etc etc:
+ Massive Fundraising Power - $460 million so far
+ Massive Advantage in the Ground game.
+ Ahead in virtually every national poll.
+ Ahead in virtually every battleground state.
+ And Democratic Registration is pretty much slaughtering Republicans, to an average of 2:1.
+ Polls back the fact that Biden won the debate against Palin and Obama won the debate against McCain.
+ And frankly, Obama now has a commanding lead in pretty much all electoral map projections, most importantly Chuck God Todd.
+ And McCain abandoned Michigan.
+ And Palin is a disaster.
+ And SO...MUCH...HOPIUM.
C-SPAN (Direct Link)
Stream 1 (Should be just the debate)
Stream 2 (Should be the debate + reaction meter)
Stream 3 (Should be just the pundit scorecards)
Stream 4 (Should be the CNN.com Live Pundit reactions)
MSNBC (this should be the link); the link will also be posted on the MSNBC.com frontpage when the stream goes live.
With reports that McCain will throw the gloves off and attempt to bring up Obama's associations during the debate, this one MAY be somewhat more explosive than the previous two debates. We'll see.