Mike, looks like it will just be me and you tonight!
I too am not shirking my civic duty...I just find the debate easier to digest by reading a copy of the transcript the following morning. I'm able to retain the information better. Also like Mike said, at this point, I already have a good idea on who I'm going to vote for and I look at past performance as a better indicator of future success and as a better picture of the candidate overall. What they say during a debate has little to do with who I'm going to vote for.
Edit: We could all still join party chat while Mike and I play REACH and you all watch the debate. It will sort of be like we are all together except when the candidates are debating foreign policy or economic issues, you'll hear the random call or or swearing after I get assassinated right after getting rockets on a map.