Join us for live debate coverage tonight

Although this event has ended, you can review the complete chat transcript here at Conservative247.

Join myself, Jim Vicevich from Sound Off Connecticut and a couple of other moderators as we live blog the debate tonight.

The debate – starting at 9 p.m. ET – is the second of only three debates between McCain and Obama. Held at Belmont University in Nashville, it will be a town hall format moderated by NBC’s Tom Brokaw.

Click here and you’ll be directed to Jim’s blog where the live event will happen. Jim may be live (video) prior to the debate for a few minutes of discussion, and we’ll be using CoveritLive to live blog (text only) the debate.

You’ll be able to submit your comments and participate – to a point. If it gets crazy busy, your comments and questions will be seen by the moderators, but they may not be seen by everyone else.

This is all in beta for the team right now, so bear with us as we work out the kinks.

More on the debate tonight
Officially, you’ll have to wait until Oct. 15 for the debate on domestic and economic policy – the talk of the nation this week – but this weeks format will have the candidates taking questions concerning domestic and foreign policy from the audience and the Internet.

My guess is both the Internet and audience questions will be pre-selected by Brokaw, and you’ll see questions about the economy.

The debate lasts 90 minutes with no commercial interruption. The time goes by quick.

Note on the previous VP debate
The Vice Presidential Debate between Palin and Biden was the most watched VP debate in history, so why not get involved tonight and join us?

From the Salt Lake Tribune

The televised debate between vice presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joe Biden on Thursday was the most-watched vice presidential debate in history, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen Media Research.

From 7 to 9 p.m. MDT, 69.9 million Americans watched all or part of the debate, 17 1/2 million more than those who watched the Sept. 26 presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain.

It’s also 13 million more viewers than the 1984 vice presidential debate between Geraldine Ferraro and George H.W. Bush, and it’s the most-watched of any political debate since 1992’s debate between Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot, which also drew 69.9 million viewers.

In the top 56 of the country’s television markets, an average of 45 percent of households watched part or all of the debate.

1 reply
  1. David Pepe
    David Pepe says:

    Saddam Hussein', Iran and Castro's election coverage polls seems more accurate then then these CNN,CBS,ABC,NBC, NPR polls.
    What does that tell you…

    David , CT. USA

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