The campaign season is long, and it’s sometimes feel as if it’s a chore to slog through it. Tonight, that all changes*! The first presidential debate is at 8 p.m., asiangrrlMN time, and it’s gonna be off the hook, yo!** Two men will enter Thunderdome, and ONLY ONE WILL LEAVE IT! In this corner, we have the Islofascist strong-armed wimp from Kenya, President Barack Obama! ::Wild cheers from the crowd:: In this corner, we have the Romneybot2012, all oiled up and ready to go! ::Wild cheers from exactly nobody:: Tonight’s topic – domestic policy! No, Mitt, that doesn’t mean whether or not you’ve hired undocumented workers to mow your lawn! Chill the fuck out, man. Sheesh.
Tonight’s debate will be hosted by PBS’s Jim Lehrer, so at least I most likely won’t be tempted to prod him with my rusty pitchfork™ as he lies, blusters, or spouts Republican talking points. Hell, I may manage to make it all the way through this debate. You can watch on any of the major networks, or you can live-stream it at YouTube, which is what I intend to do. C-Span will also have the live-stream, and I’m using it as my back-up if YouTube fucks up on me – which, let’s face it, it probably will. You know what? I’ll probably just start with C-Span and use YouTube as a backup, come to think of it. There. Glad I got that settled. I hear tell that it’s also live-streaming at AOL, but, really, AOL still exists? Does anyone know or care? Surely we can all agree on this!
I can feel the tension bristling in the air as Twitter is all agog over tonight’s debate. Will Obama manage not to roll his eyes at Romney’s lies? (Drink!) Will Romney try to tell an awkward story that makes him seem human and fail miserably? (Drink!) Will Romney finally lose it and call the president a ni-CLANG! (Bottoms up!) Speaking of drinking, I haven’t quite decided on the drinking game for tonight. The Maddow Blog found some amusing BINGO cards that might do the trick, but I prefer my drinking games more insidious and potentially more deadly***.