It's debate night at PolicyMic! As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney get set to square off in the first presidential debate of election 2012, the PolicyMic community has got you covered, with live blogging, color commentary, high quality analysis, and even in-person watch parties to get you plugged in for the biggest political night of the election to date.
Here's a run-down of how you can get the most from PolicyMic on debate night:
1) Editors' Live Blogs
PolicyMic editors will be providing live coverage, with analysis and commentary, over the course of the evening. The debate gets underway at 9:00 pm EST, and our editors will begin our pre-coverage at 8:00 pm EST. Follow Chris Miles here, Mike Luciano here, and Elena Sheppard here. We've got a bet between the editors about who can drive more traffic to their blog (the winner gets a day off as a prize!) so make sure to show some love to your favorite bloggers.
2) Color Commentary
I'll be providing color commentary over the course of the evening with editors Sam Meier and Alex Marin. That's right, for every gaffe, flub, zinger, stellar response, and silly question, we'll call it like we see it. If you've got story ideas or angles you'd like to see us cover, let us know in the comments!
3) Live Stream
We'll be showing the live stream of the debate directly on our homepage. No need to go to C-SPAN, YouTube Politics, or anywhere else. We've got you covered. You'll be able to easily stream the video on our homepage, and can even open one of our live blogs in a separate browser to follow our coverage as you watch. No additional software, plug-ins, or downloads necessary.
4) Pundit Live Blogs
Our incredible pundits will be providing commentary of their own all night long, from a range of liberal, conservative, and libertarian perspectives. We've got live bloggers in almost every state in America, so be sure to check out your favorites. Like the editors, there's a prize (t-shirt, dinner with the PolicyMic team, and poster) for the most viewed live blogger, so pick your favorites. A couple of highlights to get you started: For liberal coverage, check out Joe Sarkisian here and Mark Kogan here; for conservative coverage, see Robert Lee's blog and Jesse Merkel's blog; and for libertarian perspectives, check out Christopher McDaniel here and Robert Taylor here.
5) Watch Parties
We have organized a small watch party in New York City, and if you're interested in joining, email Chris Altchek (email@example.com). Space is limited. If you're in Washington, DC, Pundit Edward Williams is hosting a watch party at Georgetown Law. The Student Bar Association is hosting a watch party on the Tower Green or in the Sports and Fitness Lobby, depending on the weather, at 600 New Jersey Ave NW. If you're interested in joining, email Ed to RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ed is also live blogging tonight's debate, for his high quality coverage, see here.
6) Drinking Game
Here's our official drinking game, feel free to partake!