Jan 302008

The Republicans are holding another debate Hillary Bash tonight. It’ll be on CNN at 8:00 pm ET (7:00 pm CT). I’m told there will be four participants.

Mitt Romney - John McCain
Mitt Romney - John McCain

I know that John McCain and Mitt Romney will be there, but somebody actually had to remind me who the other two participants will be. Ready? Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul. Who knew those two were still in this thing? And why?

Okay, Huck is probably looking for the vice presidential spot on the McCain ticket (just in case Rudy turns it down), but why in the world is Ron Paul sticking around?

McCain/Giuliani or McCain/Huckabee… could the Democrats possibly wish for a better year? (Well, yes they could… any ticket with the name Romney on it.)

If you’re planning on watching the “debate” tonight, you are required (you know) to participate in The Drinking Game (especially if you are a Mormon who supports Flipper Romney). Every time one of the candidates says “Hillary” you must take a drink of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. Let me warn you beforehand… you are going to have one hell of a hangover in the morning.

If you really want to have fun, add “Reagan” to your drinking list. Since the event is being held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, you can bet his name will come up a lot. Conservatives just love them some Reagan!

No love lost between these two
No love lost between these two

UPDATE: I watched the debate tonight, believe it or not. I was wrong on the Hillary thing; not one of them mentioned her once. But boy howdy was I right on the Reagan thing. I tried to keep track of how many times his name was deployed, but I lost count. And let me just say this to you Republicans out there: You have got to be kidding! This is the best you have to offer? That’s just sad.

If I had to pick a winner of tonight’s debate, I would say it was a toss-up between Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul. Though they were wrong in most of what they said, they did give clear and well thought out answers (when they were given the opportunity to speak, which was rarely). Mitt Romney and John McCain came off looking like weak, argumentative and poorly educated children.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will be debating tomorrow evening (same time, same station). I hope they were watching tonight. It was the perfect example of what they should not do and how they should not behave. I hope the Republicans have sense enough to be embarrassed for their leading candidates tonight. From what I witnessed, I don’t think the candidates have the intelligence to be embarrassed for themselves.

John McCain: “I’m old, tired and cranky. I hate Mitt Romney. Elect me.”
Mitt Romney: “I’m rich and it’s my turn. I hate John McCain. Elect me.”
Ron Paul: “I’m just old, tired and cranky.”
Mike Huckabee: “I’m cute and witty. God loves me. Elect me.”
All: “I loved Ronald Reagan more than you did. So there. Elect me.”

Update: The John and Flipper show. (These are the guys who want to be your president.)

Flipper channels Ronnie:

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