Our moderator tonight is CBS veteran Bob Schieffer, 75, who has handled the third debate in the past two elections as well — between George W. Bush and John Kerry in 2004, and Obama and John McCain in 2008.
While we wait for proceedings to begin in a little over an hour, here’s some good reading. This is Times of Israel editor David Horovitz’s oped on how ridiculous the whole debate business is… and how he wishes Israel had something similar. Israel would be well served, he writes, if it too staged these “brief, humbling encounters, when the man who would be king is reminded that he is nothing of the kind, and faces a public demanding answers, and a moderator who tells him when he can and can’t talk.”
And here’s our US correspondent Haviv Rettig Gur wondering whether Romney will tonight get specific on his Iran policy.