Thursday, September 25, 2008

FEATURED BLOGGER: Watch the Debates!

In the next three weeks, you can hear from the candidates in a format different than their speeches and commercials. The presidential candidates will meet for three debates, on September 26, October 7 and October 15. The vice presidential candidates will meet on October 2.

But, John McCain announced on Wednesday that he will not participate in the debates until our country's economic crisis has subsided. Barack Obama responded that he will participate in the debates as scheduled, and the Commission of Presidential Debates released the following statement.

"The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is moving forward with its plan for the first presidential debate at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. this Friday, September 26. The plans for this forum have been underway for more than a year and a half. The CPD's mission is to provide a forum in which the American public has an opportunity to hear the leading candidates for the president of the United States debate the critical issues facing the nation. We believe the public will be well served by having all of the debates go forward as scheduled."

That leaves one very important question: Will McCain show up for tomorrow's debate? For more information about the debates, including a guide to throwing your own debate watching party, go to, the website of the Commission of Presidential Debates.

Featured Blogger Kathleen Nacozy graduated from Texas Tech law school in May 2008 and is a freelance journalist specializing in politics