A (Civil) Rumble In Lake Forest With A Sick Moderator

08/16/2008 07:21 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Saddleback Civil Forum, the non-debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama is about to get underway in Lake Forest, CA. The only real news so far is that the evening's host Rick Warren is said to be suffering from a severe cold

It's not exactly a presidential debate atmosphere...oddly festive with a rock band playing on the stage and people milling about shaking hands and greeting one another.

All of the typical political reporters are around as are some celebrities like X-Men producer Ralph Winter, Scott Derrickson, the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the former lead singer of Ambrosia is getting ready to serenade the crowd with his 1980 hit "The Biggest Part of Me."