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Are You Ready to Rumble?

Last night’s Democratic CNN Debate started off more like a WWF Smackdown than a presidential debate. Now that 5 primary events have passed (both caucuses and elections) and the media has had many a field day, the Democratic presidential candidates are going negative and aren’t looking back. It was not quite clear who was dominating whom with issues like ‘who is really running, you or your husband?’ and ‘how much do you love the republicans?’ being addressed. I had completely forgotten that John Edwards was even there until about 20 minutes into the debate when he finally spoke saying,

What I want to say first is, are there three people in this debate, not two? And I also want to know — I also want to know on behalf of voters here in South Carolina, this kind of squabbling, how many children is this going to get health care? How many people are going to get an education from this? How many kids are going to be able to go to college because of this?

Obama and Clinton were slinging mud like they were in Oregon during our wet winter…hey maybe they learned a few things from last weeks ASUO Senate hearing, I mean meeting. Through mostly irrelevant and petty attacks, what was clear is that the three top runners are not stepping down anytime soon. This race is still wide open, and so is the door for attacks. I am glad we all know what is important in deciding who should be ASUO Senate President, I mean US President. Thank You Edwards for trying to keep us on track. Lucky that you are only third and get to say things like that.

  1. Niedermeyer says:

    “Help another person go mad with the knowledge of horrible evil. Get them this book.”

    With slight editing, this could easily be the new motto of the OC.

  2. Timothy says:

    Count yourself lucky that you’ve never seen Cthulhu…of course, if you had, you might be eaten first.

  3. Vincent. says:

    Ron Paul and Cthluhu, that is.

    … though I haven’t seen Timothy, Ron Paul, or Cthluhu in the same room, either. The conspiracy deepens.

  4. Vincent. says:

    I’m still confused as to whether or not Tim is talking about Ron Paul of Cthluhu.

    Come to think of it, I’ve never seen the two of them in the same room.

    Woah.

  5. Sean says:

    Oh, that was the debates? I thought it was the new season of American Gladiators.
    Maybe that’s what we should do…contestants always get stuck on the Travelator.

  6. Olly says:

    Vincent: “Though it

  7. “Whichever one of them has a squid for a head, yeah.”

    So … Paul?

  8. Timothy says:

    Whichever one of them has a squid for a head, yeah.

  9. Vincent. says:

    You’re talking about Cthluhu, right?

  10. Timothy says:

    He won’t drive you insane and then devour you, that’s a plus.

  11. Vincent says:

    Although, what with his chumming around with the Stormfront crowd, I’m not sure that Ron Paul is less evil than Cthluhu.

  12. Vincent says:

    Timothy: Why vote for the lesser evil?

  13. Jan says:

    Male presidential candidates should be required to have hot wives. And female presidential candidates should be required to be super models. But that doesn’t make me sexist.

  14. Drew says:

    Its a bummer Thompson is out becuase his wife was so fine, now the front runner has to be Kucinich with his leggy red head beauty.

  15. Sakaki says:

    Anyone but that fuckwad Ron Paul. That’s all I have to say.

  16. Niedermeyer says:

    Nope, not even a little bit bummed… unless his dropping out helps Romney in any way, shape or form.

    BTW, anybody ever listen any of the red-meat radio guys lately (Limbaugh, Hannity etc.)? This race is making those poor bastards crazy…

  17. Vincent. says:

    Though it’s a bit off-topic in this thread, there’s nowhere more appropriate to put it, but am I the only one who’s kind of bummed that Fred Thompson dropped out?

    I mean, he wasn’t my favorite candidate (though I’m not sure if I could even NAME my favorite candidate), and though he was certainly more socially conservative than I’m particularly comfortable with, he seemed like the sort of person who, if he’d actually gained the White House, might have been a moderate enough figure to stymie some of this bitter partisanship that’s really blossomed since the Clinton Administration and has clearly continued right through the current Administration.

    I dunno. Probably wouldn’t have voted for him, but I’m a bit sad to see him go.

  18. Jake says:

    always with the Thunderdome this one

  19. Sho says:

    Two (or three) candidates enter, one candidate leaves! (Actually preferable if no candidate leaves.)

  20. Timothy says:

    Instead of elections we should just have Thunderdome.

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