The first presidential debate of the 2004 election season (excluding primary debates) will occur tonight at 9:00 Eastern time in Coral Gables, Florida.

The debate, between frontrunners George W. Bush (R) and John Kerry (D), will focus on foreign policy issues.

All citizens should watch this debate if at all possible. Even if you have already made your decision in this election, it is important to give each side a fair listen.

I’ll leave you a few comments on how I think each candidate did either late tonight or some time tomorrow.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.