I listened to Mitt Romney and all I got was this lousy Halo avatar?

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Tonight’s Presidential candidate debate will be the first of three. The focus of this one, broadcast from Denver, will be domestic policy. Are the closing of Guantanamo and outsourcing jobs technically domestic issues? Listen to find out! Next week is the VP debate that no one cares about, followed by two more Presidential debates. A catch-all town hall format debate is on the 16th and a foreign policy debate is on the 22nd. You can watch or hear them pretty much wherever you want — television, radio, or the online stream of your choice — but Xbox Live is hoping to entice you by pestering you with questions while you watch.

Throughout the debate, the Xbox LIVE community (Xbox LIVE gold membership required) will be able to weigh in with their opinions by responding to real-time poll questions about the candidate’s performances, their responses to questions and views on issues. Participants will be able to view poll results of the Xbox LIVE audience throughout the evening…. Xbox users can access and participate in this interactive television experience directly through the Xbox LIVE dashboard.

Some of the polling questions were submitted via Twitter by random joes like me. I sent in “Whose Bad Lip Reading Video is funniner, Barack’s or Mitt’s?” Which is a trick question, really, since Obama has only one Bad Lip Reading video, but Romney has two. Why do you think that is?

But wait, if that sort of intelligent commentary isn’t incentive enough, there’s more!

As a bonus, Xbox LIVE users who watch three of the four debates will be awarded with a Halo 4 Warrior Armor avatar.

The debate begins tonight at 6pm Pacific.