Tonight is the first GOP debate of the 2012-2016 election season. Featured in the debate will be what I’m calling the Titanic 10. Listed in order of polling are the debaters: Donald Trump; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Personally, I don’t think it’s fair that Chris Christie and John Kasich get to go ahead of Carly Fiorina, especially considering that leaves a dearth of women on a field sadly in need of one, but it’s not my pony show, so whatevs.
The debate will air on FOX News, so that’s whatever channel that is in your area. The show starts at 9:00 pm EDT. The only live stream of the debate available will be through Fox news, so you’ll need your cable access login and password to watch that way. If you don’t have one, too late, rookie! But there will be lots and lots of after-talk on every channel or online forum you can imagine as everybody tries to get in on this freakshow.
The coolest after-AFTER party will be at This American Election on Blog Talk Radio at 11:00 pm EDT, with your hosts, myself and our dear friend Anthony. We’ve been off the air for three years, so we’re going to ease into it at a leisurely pace of just 30 minutes. We will, of course, be taking your calls!
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I’m abstaining so I can moderate (*snort*) this forum and speak straight for the show. This is a sacrificial act, so please toast me with whatever wine or liquor you may have on hand. Your drunkenness will not officially count as an act of transubstantiation, but you didn’t really want me that far in your head, amirite??? There are no drinking rules for this debate, so just like Joe Biden, your instructions are to drink voluminously.
This is an open thread. When we get to about 125+ comments or so, I’ll post a new thread.