On the night of the first Presidential Debate, I followed some advice from Robert Dancik and spent that time sketching while watching the debate on CNN. (Robert suggested during a workshop to sketch to music that you don’t normally listen to.) The result was four pages of doodles, sketches, and words, and one page of four faces. I then took the various images and words from those pages and transferred them to a piece gessoed paper bag.
I highly recommend trying this as a creativity challenge. If nothing else, it decreases your stress while watching the debate, makes the time go by quicker, and may generate ideas for future projects.