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The time is finally upon us, we’re only 2 days away from the first of three Presidential Debates, and one Vice Presidential Debate, in the month of October. All the details including channels, times and live streams are available on the 2012 debate schedule page.

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First Presidential Debate: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 9pm et/6pm pt

Report from the Middletown Press:

Nearing their first face-off, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are hunkering down for intense preparations ahead of Wednesday’s presidential debate, where the GOP nominee hopes to change the trajectory of the White House race.

Obama was huddling Monday with top advisers at a desert resort in Nevada. Romney had practice planned in Massachusetts, where he also spent most of the weekend working with his debate team. The Republican challenger was then headed to Denver, the site of the first debate, later Monday for a rally and more preparation for the high-stakes event.

Both candidates were spending the days leading up to the debate in battleground states, with Romney in Colorado and Obama in Nevada. Each had just one official event planned during his stay, but they hoped their mere presence in the states would drive local media coverage.

Obama left the lakeside resort where he is prepping for the debate briefly Sunday evening for a rally at a Las Vegas high school.

This is an exciting time in the political world that only comes around once every 4 four years. For us political junkies, it is like the Super Bowl except that it is much longer and split over 4 or 5 weeks.

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Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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