MTV appears to believe what Mitt Romney may or may not come to agree with in the upcoming months—it's best to avoid going up against Pres. Obama altogether. The network has decided to pull back the Video Music Awards an hour from its scheduled start time of 9:00, now running from 8:00-10:00. (Only a two-hour run time, by the way? Better keep that opening monologue lean and mean, Kevin Hart.) So pull up a seat in between Chris Brown and One Direction and settle in for two hours of primetime VMA viewing, before watching a speech that has a chance to sway the next four years of this country's history.

1D are already on their way to get popcorn.