We are on the verge of the highly anticipated Presidential debates, due to begin this Wednesday at 9 pm.  Both sides are hoping to lay the groundwork for an aggressive debate as national polls show a tight race.  The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximatley 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator, Jim Lehrer (the host of News Hour on pbs).  Debates seem to be a pivotal part of the campaign and allow the policies and plans of each candidate to be argued upon and explained to the American Public in detail.