WASHINGTON--I'll be in Oxford, Mississippi on Friday to cover the presidential debate, though it is not clear as I write this if John McCain will show up to face off against Barack Obama.
McCain wanted to postpone the debate if Congress did not strike a deal for economic bailout legislation. It seems there is some kind of a deal in the works--even if GOP House leadership is not on board as I write this.
Anyway, something will happen Friday night and it is an opportunity to start to create a political community where we can chat about an event as it happens, and not wait for a specific post to come up or for me to have time to upload comments. I hope our online audience will join me to live chat online during the presidential and vice presidential debates.
Since I will have to also write a print column on deadline off the debate, post some items and chunks of transcripts, I'd like to get a running start today in organizing the Sweet blog community and make sure that I have some folks lined up in advance to comment in order to keep the conversation going through the debate.
Please send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be part of the first live political chat at the Sun-Times.
Michael in Seattle, that means you. Bill G. in Santa Monica, Calif. that means you. NFS in Highland Park, that means you. Eddie in Key West, that means you. Phil who posts comments in CAPS, that means you. Judy H. in McClean, Virginia, that means you.
The guys over at Sun-Times sports did a live chat during a Chicago Bears game recently and lots of voices joined in.
Please join the conversation.