It starts in a few minutes, and I'm really looking forward to it. First, who can resist a Kucinich-Gravel Leftie DoubleTeam? Second, Obama has the most to lose and the most to gain, so seeing how he overcomes his self-described discomfort in debates will be good TV. Third, as everyone and their mother is saying, it will be interesting to see how many times the name GWBush is invoked tonight. I'm hoping for an evening of proactive proposals for what each candidate stands for and will do as President, rather than a rehashing of The Crimes of George W. Bush, which are already well-documented in better formats.
Will Joe Biden say anything to make voters think he's a viable presidential candidate, or will they continue their habit of saying, "he's very good in a debate; I didn't know he was running and I don't see him winning." Same with Chris Dodd. Witty and quick on the feet perhaps, but really in the running for POTUS? I'm thinking not. But maybe tonight will be his watershed moment. Big questions on Edwards. His campaign seems stalled; can he break out of the pack tonight and show he can shine on the dais with Clinton and Obama?
Six minutes to go and we'll have our answers.