...when President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney take the stage in front of an international TV audience at Hofstra University?
Will the two major party candidates comport themselves with greater decorum than did that face-pulling elitist with the hairplugs last Thursday?
What I'm most interested in is how the two men will deal with pointed questions from the audience on...
"Governor Romney, could you explain how anyone could trust that you would be a President for all the people of the United States given your videotaped remarks disparaging of 47% of the voters?"
The GOP candidate was captured by a clandestine video camera before a meeting of his Florida supporters last May essentially dismissing almost half the country's population who, he believes, will vote for President Obama no matter what because, in Romney's words, they are...
"...dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it."
Then, in the interests of fairness and balance:
"President Obama, can you explain why your Administration initially worked so dilligently on covering up what actually happened in Benghazi in September 11th?"
Eight days after the deadly security breach at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, in an interview with Univision, the President said...
"I don't want to speak to something until we have all the information. What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the [anti-Muslim] video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests."
This will be a tricky one for him since Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has just fallen on her sword to deflect criticism from the White House for the Libya embassy attack... which the Administration already knew had nothing to do with "protests" because there were no protests.
(If Mrs. Clinton's admission is genuine, then she should resign her Cabinet position... but like her husband's Attorney General, Janet Reno, following the FBI's atrocities at Mount Carmel, she's not going to.)
There's a lot riding on tonight's encounter, and what tomorrow's perceptions will be about integity and who has the ability to "man up" under pressure.