Tired of the mudslinging, the self-interested media frenzy, the gross oversimplification of important issues that is our presidential election process? Well, all we can say is good luck with that. It’s here, people, and you can’t avoid it, so you might as well jump in the fray so you know what you’re talking about for the next couple of weeks. The first of three 90-minute debates between President Obama and Republican challenger, Mitt Romney airs tonight at 9pm, and there are plenty of places around town that will be screening the event for your viewing pleasure. North Brooklynites will find fellow political wonks at debate-watching parties at Brooklyn Winery, Black Rabbit, Pete’s Candy Store, t.b.d. and Pine Box Rock Shop. In DUMBO, Galapagos Art Space will be projecting the affair on a giant 14×12 foot screen. Fort Greene residents can take in every sound bite (along with cheap beers) at Mo’s or Der Schwarze Kolner. Bed Stuy’s Therapy Wine Bar and Prospect Heights’ Flatbush Farm will also be serving libations along with the broadcast. South of Atlantic, check out debate-related festivities going on at Halyards, Building on Bond, People’s Republic of Brooklyn, Commonwealth, and Pacific Standard. Republicans, you don’t need us to tell you that you are outnumbered in this borough, but you might find a like-minded crowd at Ceol Pub on Smith Street, which is the regular meeting place of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club. Oh yeah, and if you’re not registered to vote, you should probably get on that—New York’s registration deadline is in just nine days.