More than 100 million people are expected to tune in to the first presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton on Monday night. That would be an all time record audience for a political debate.

In what could be a make or break event for Trump and Clinton, the candidates will square off in a debate to be broadcast on all of the major television and cable news networks and streamed live on some two dozen or more  web addresses.  Experts say this high stakes event could draw more than 100 million viewers. Katy Perry's 2015 Super Bowl half time show drew an estimated 118.5 million viewers, according to THE HILL.COM.

What makes all of this so interesting is not only the large number of people we are told have not yet made up their minds about who to vote for but also how this important election is dividing families and friendships.  While some are on the TRUMP TRAIN others are STRONGER TOGETHER with Clinton and still others will go third party or not vote at all.  My wife Suzanne and I are far from seeing eye to eye on this one.  I'm sure we're not the only couple out there tat are divided as we head to the polls.

The upside to all of this is that more people have been drawn into the process and will participate  in this election.  Turn out could set records all across the country.  I suppose you can say that is a positive. Clinton and Trump have raised interest in the governance of this country to a level we have not experienced in a while.

By the way, Phil Paleologos, Brian Thomas and I will host a LIVE post debate roundtable discussion from 12pm-3pm from the PASTA HOUSE on Alden Road in Fairhaven on Tuesday, the day following the debate and certainly welcome your participation.  Hope to see you there!