According to Neilsen, 60 million people watched the ultimate reality show last Thursday - the first presidential debate from Coral Gables, Fla. I suspect that fewer people will tune in tonight, simply because it's Friday, and people have, well, a life. (Present company excluded, of course.)
Like the last two debates, I'll keep a running list of links to a few pre-debate stories and blog entries right here. A bit later tonight, a "live blogging" thread on the debate will be added (see schedule below). The last two debates have been kind of fun in that respect; sharing impressions with each other as the debates ebbed and flowed. Join us!
Bush might have edge tonight - USA Today
Kerry strategery (sic) for tonight - From Rude Pundit (warning: not for the faint of heart)
St. Louis Catholics Debate Political Directive - LA Times: not what you think. Wonder if BushCo is meeting with Archbishop Raymond Burke today? Ya think?
Ideological Purity at Bush Rallies - NPR Morning Edition (audio): A great report on the hermetically sealed bubble in which Chimpy McCokespoon campaigns.
Poll: Youth Tie Bush, Draft Reinstatement - Associated Press: Keep the pressure on; the meme is established. Don't let'em off the hook.
What Bush Will Say - What You Should Know - American Progress - Rapid Response: Talking points for tonight's debate
More added as the day goes on...
8PM - Live debate blogging