Tonight's Presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama starts tonight at 9pm EDT (2am BST). Moderating tonight's debate is Bob Schieffer of CBS News. The debate's format is as follows: Both candidates will be seated near each other at the same table. Two-minute answers, followed by five-minute discussion for each question. Two-minute closing statements. If you're not in front of a television tonight, you can stream the debate from CNN here. Going into tonight's debate, John McCain is behind in all main national polls by somewhere in the range of 5-14% and it is clear that this is one of the last opportunities for him to make up ground in front of a national audience. Pundits are split on what we may see tonight. Over the past few days, John McCain has said that: and that in regard to William Ayers, that: Meanwhile, David Axelrod, chief strategist for the Obama campaign, this afternoon said: So... this is the mega-thread for quibbling about who said what, who dissed who, for bitching about the other candidate and for your expectations and reactions to tonight's square-off in Long Island!