The first and only planned Vice Presidential debate of the 2004 election season will occur between Vice President Dick Cheney (R) and Senator John Edwards (D-NC) tonight at Case Western Reserve University. Tune in to watch (I recommend C-SPAN, but the other networks will cover it as well) at 9:00 p.m. EST.

While most people don’t really care what the Vice Presidential candidates have to say, you should not underestimate the importance of this debate. All it takes is one bullet, one illness, one plane crash, or one impeachment conviction to make one of these men the President of the United States. Therefore, the Vice Presidential candidate—while not centrally important—should be considered when you make your voting decisions.

So be sure to tune in! As with the other debates, I will post my analysis here sometime tonight or tomorrow and link to the iTunes debate download as soon as it becomes available.