Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 23:29

It is Superbowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and a whole lot more for US Politics as the major US presidential candidates, Democrat and President Barack Obama and Republican Governor Mitt Romney, will finally hold their first campaign debate on Wednesday evening @9P in Denver, Colorado.

One of the first political debates in the U.S. took place in Illinois, in 1858. Senatorial candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas argued over slavery. Lincoln lost the race but went on to win the presidency two years later. Ten thousand people watched the debate.

Fast forward 100 years and many more would watch a presidential debate on a fairly young technology called live television.

A tanned Senator John F. Kennedy visually overpowered an uncomfortable and sweaty Vice President Richard Nixon. Journalist Howard K. Smith moderated the debate. And as they say, the rest was history.

Stay tuned to see who comes off as the clear winner.