In honor of tonight's festivities, we've put together a collection of candidate trivia, a glimpse of the ways the candidates differ -- and the surprising similarities they share.
Tonight, America will witness quite a show because the stakes, frankly speaking, couldn't be higher for both campaigns. So where does the race stand after last week's biblical disaster of a debate for President Obama? It's just about a true toss-up.
While the presidential candidates are the main event, they are often not as interesting as their running mates. With less of a need to cater to the center, vice presidential candidates can have more fun, be a bit more outrageous, occasionally make some waves financially.