Many pundits are looking for clues from the 2008 debates to try to predict who will win and why.
But I am taking a different tack.
I think what Election 2012 really comes down to is whether you were more of fan of Donny Osmond and the Osmond Brothers, or a fan of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.
And I have found some historic footage that may be the best preview available of what we can expect when Mitt Romney and Barack Obama take the stage together next week.
And near the end of the video clip they even give a sense of what it will be like to appear with their running mates.
Which returns us to the most important question at hand. Are you more of a Michael or a Donny kind of voter?
Sure, both have music with a good beat, and you can dance to it. But in November, when we enter that voting booth all by ourselves, we can only choose one.