Live-tweeting a presidential debate?

The New Republic asks, “Can You Really Watch a Debate and Tweet It at the Same Time?

I’m just offended they even felt the need to ask.

I will be trying something new tonight.

Instead of simply live-blogging the presidential debate, I hope to live-tweet it. But they won’t be my tweets (or at least, not primarily): instead, I’ll be updating the blog post with the best tweets from around the Internet (or at least, from my Twitter feed).

I’m doing this because my viewing experience for the vice presidential debate last week was significant enhanced by the collective humor of the Internet hive mind. Thus, why not share that experience with all of you?

(Disclaimer: There’s a very good chance I won’t be able to do this because of work-related or other distractions — in which case please ignore all of the above.)

Let the games begin!