A reason to watch the debate on CNN: Live focus group reaction. Plus clock tracking candidate speaking times. #CNNDebate
so who comes out of tonight owning the magic word... "growth"? #cnn2012
have we shifted yet from the campaigns claiming there is no way their guy can win, to the claim that they scored a clear victory?
From CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin:
According to a source close to the debate process:
-- Obama and his debate team met in the ballroom of the Henderson hotel for debate prep, after the president received his daily intelligence briefings. There were no snacks in the room, just bottled water.
-- He squeezed in study time late night at the residence, on Air Force One and crammed with advisers at the White House.
-- He has had to cut debate prep short because of presidential duties, including on Sept. 14 when he received the fallen Americans from the Benghazi attack.
According to multiple sources:
-- Ron Klain played the role of debate moderator. Klain, former Biden chief of staff, was immortalized by Kevin Spacey in HBO's "Recount." He served as general counsel for Al Gore's recount effort.
@anna You need to click on the CC button. Hover over your red bar and you should see it if you're watching online. - dm
I'm really excited about the debate tonight. Will be interesting to see them both on the same stage. What are you expecting tonight?
On this day in 2000, George W. Bush & @AlGore met for their 1st of 3 prez debates. Gore sighed; Bush coined the term "fuzzy math" #cnndebate
I can't wait to see Madonna's halftime show
We're now in full debate mode. We have special features you will not see elsewhere. Watch our special coverage now. #CNNDebate
Getting ready to go at the @CNN Factcheck Desk. We are expecting a slow night. (Verdict: Mostly False)
From CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Romney's debate prep sessions lasted 2.5 hours long--an hour longer than the 90 minutes scheduled for the showdown.
never give up RT @RedSox: After the 1st, the #RedSox lead the Yanks
According to the Romney campaign, the GOP presidential nominee had his pre-debate meal at the Cheesecake Factory with his wife Ann, four of his sons and a few grandkids.
pretty sure we will look back on the Bobby Valentine era like that half-season with Coy and Vance Duke
I'd love to hear a gun control question - but I won't. RT @pigeonboy1984 What question are you hoping gets asked #pmtdebate
Romney and his motorcade have departed his hotel, now headed to the debate site in Denver.
According to the press pool report, Romney and motorcade are en route to the debate site.
Do you think tonight's presidential debate will be a game changer? Are you open to being persuaded by either candidate or is your vote locked in for Election Day?
i'm with u MT @AriFleischer: Here's what I'm looking for. A Romney win;for the Yanks 2beat the Red Sox. take an Orioles and Obama loss.
Let's start the night with TRIVIA question #1: Who was the person responsible for the presidential debate moment that made "lockbox" a catchphrase? ...leave your answer in the comments section