There’s a lot riding on tonight’s Town Hall-style debate. You already know the stakes, the fresh start Mitt Romney’s trainwreck campaign got after he lied, but lied with confidence, in the first presidential debate just days ago.
All this makes me want to watch the debate in hushed rooms of the like-minded. Here are the Debate Watch events listed at Barack Obama’s event website for tonight:
Some are at restaurants, pubs and bars. Some in private homes. Others are sponsored by local organizations, candidates, or county Dems. One’s a local Drinking Liberally. Most start at 8:00 or 8:30pm, just before the debate, but some as early as 6:00pm. Note: some are duplicates.
Debate Watch Parties – 38 are listed in NJ: Morristown, Newark (2), Burlington (2), Manahawkin, West Orange (2), Jersey City (3), Somerville, Flemington, Montclair (2), New Brunswick, Elizabeth, Cherry Hill, Franklin Park, Randolph, Princeton, Plainfield, Teaneck, Paterson, Summit, Hoboken, Edgewater
Campus Debate Watch Parties – 2 listed, in Jersey City & New Brunswick.
Incidentally, you’ll see at the bottom of the Obama events look-up page, a dedication: IN LOVING MEMORY of ALEX OKRENT, which links to a donation page of Obama. Okrent was a 29-year-old staffer, with the Obama team since 2004. Okrent collapsed and died in Obama’s Chicago campaign HQ in July .