Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 | 3:07 p.m.
Debate watch parties
- Canvas Café Debate Watch Party
430 E. Silverado Ranch Boulevard, Suite 100
- El Taquito Restaurant
2350 E. Bonanza Road
Hosted by the Obama-Biden Nevada Latino Leadership Committee
Both parties begin at 5:30 p.m.
- The Cigar Lounge
5825 West Sahara Ave.
With just four weeks left until Election Day, and the American public worried about quite possibly the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, tonight’s debate between Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his Republican rival, John McCain, could get ugly.
The debate will air on KLAS-TV Channel 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Several watch parties have been scheduled by both campaigns.
The debate will be held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., and will feature a town hall format that McCain favors. Questions on both foreign and domestic policy will be asked by audience members as well as Internet participants.
Despite the intended topics, recent remarks that the candidates have made about each other indicate that character attacks might be used in this debate. And with Wall Street worries on voters’ minds, audience members might be more interested in economic issues.