Author and radio personality Michael Baisden, host of the syndicated "Michael Baisden Show," airing weekdays, 3-7 p.m. on 105.3 WDAS-FM, did a superb job of covering the 2008 Presidential Election, and is equally committed to getting out the vote in 2012.
As President Obama prepares for his second debate with Republican candidate Mitt Romney, Baisden will host an exclusive Presidential Debate watch party tonight. The free event will be held 7-11 p.m. in the new "state-of-the-art" auditorium at Universal Audenried Charter High School, 3301 Tasker St.. Access is first come, first served but 30 WDAS listeners will be granted VIP seating by listening to 105.3 WDAS-FM for a chance to win. During Friday's broadcast, Baisden said that guests will receive copies of his books "The Maintenance Man" and "Men Cry in the Dark."
Baisden, who held a watch party for the first Presidential Debate on Oct. 3 at the Hippodrome in Richmond, Va., later said to CNN, "in short, this was a better debate for Romney than for Obama. Let's hope that by the time Round 2 rolls around, the candidates will have gotten beyond their opening night jitters, beyond the mysteries of the format and being overprogrammed by their coaches."
As America goes to the polls on November 6, Baisden will host an Election 2012 watch party at Morgan State University — Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive in Baltimore, Md. Doors open at 6 p.m.
For more information on the Philadelphia Presidential Debate watch party, visit www.wdasfm.com.