Tonight is the Super Bowl of presidential politics. Two contenders going toe-to-toe in a slug fest that’s going to be one for the ages, and already it appears as if things are going to be tilted in Hillary Clinton’s favor.
The Commission on Presidential Debates released the details about tonight’s main event this morning, and Hillary already received some good news from them. in the first of three presidential debates, the moderator will kick it off by giving the first question to Hillary Clinton an obvious advantage as she’ll get to set the tone.
More from NBC News:
Debate officials have released the details of Monday night’s presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
The first debate of the election season will be moderated by NBC News’ Lester Holt at Hofstra University in Hempstead New York.
The 90-minute debate will be broken into six, 15 minute “pods,” the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Sunday.
Clinton will receive the first question. She will have two minutes to answer and Trump will have two minutes to respond.
As my colleagues at the YoungCons noted, she’ll likely spend a good 30 seconds or so thanking the university and its officials for hosting the debates, as well as sucking up to the moderator, Lester Holt. Then Trump will get two minutes to reply to her, and the rest will be spent discussing the topic.
There’s going to be 1,000 people in attendance, the majority of whom are students at Hofstra University as they were given the tickets that were reserved for the university itself. The rest will be those given out by the candidates, the press, etc.