WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is planning more than 3,200 watch parties for Wednesday's debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Anyone planning to attend will be in for a treat right afterward: an exclusive livestream discussion with Vice President Joe Biden.
On Friday evening, the campaign will send out a batch of location-specific emails that invite supporters nationwide to attend watch parties in their area.
"I love getting together with my friends and fellow supporters to get energized for the last big push before November 6th. Something tells me you might be a debate fan, too," reads a sample email being sent to Waukee, Iowa, supporters. "If you are, you should know that one of your neighbors in Waukee is holding a watch party for the first debate on Wednesday, October 3rd. You should drop by and watch."
The email gives specifics on when and where to meet with fellow Obama supporters to watch the 90-minute debate. It also says if they stick around for the whole thing, they'll have a chance to talk to Biden afterward.
The vice president "will be appearing in an exclusive livestream discussion for watch party attendees. Be the first to hear his reaction," reads the email.
A campaign official said that not only will Obama supporters be the first to hear Biden's thoughts on the debate, but also that Biden "will be among the first voices out after the debate on Wednesday."
More details on Biden's discussion will be provided at a later date, said the official.