Here we are at last - the end of a very, very, very long road. I do believe this is debate #22 for Obama; don't know about McCain. There has been a good bit of punditry about Obama baiting McCain to attack him. I heard one report that McCain had responded; saying that he would kick his a$$. Meanwhile, the Republican strategists seem to be split as to whether McCain should or should not go negative. This may well be do or die time for McCain. If we are going to see fireworks, it should be tonight. But the face-to-face format does not lend itself to blind attacks. Will we see fireworks, or just more stale bread?