I've been watching the Democratic National Convention and I think it's off to a great start. I tend to take all of this a bit seriously and I really get into the news coverage. I'll do the same thing for the Republicans next month. Are you a political spectator still unsure of who you should vote for? If so, check out the USA Today issues game, it lets you compare your views with those of Obama and McCain (Candidate Match Game II):
As you answer the questions, you can roll over each issue button to find background on their positions. Your answers are matched with the positions of the presidential hopefuls to reveal who is closest to your views. The sliders allow you to assign relative weights to match the importance that you place on each issue.
I like the visual representation of issues displayed as circles that float over to one candidate or the other depending on how you vote and how you weight the issues.