The rules are simple, every time during the debate one of the candidates says one of the designated words or phrases, you take a drink of your favorite adult beverage.
The evening’s first debate showcased the four “second tier” candidates, former Governor George Pataki, Governor Bobby Jindal, former Senator Rick Santorum, and Senator Lindsey Graham. While no one did themselves any harm, none stood out enough to earn themselves a spot on the main stage for the next debate.
I'm writing this having just returned to my hotel room in Greenville SC where I just got back from the Heritage Action for America "Take Back America" presidential forum. The last few days have been a little busy, of course I watched the debates on Wednesday, then it was right off to beautiful South Carolina for the event.
Fiorina’s numbers have been climbing after an impressive showing at the first debate. She now will be sharing the main stage with Trump and nine others, having earned the right by virtue of last month’s performance. Many Americans have started to take notice of her, and apparently so has Trump.
The now famous dust-up between Rand Paul and Chris Christie during Thursday's Republican debate over our fourth amendment rights versus national security was a microcosm of the one held nationally in the months leading up to the PATRIOT Act's renewal in June.
The question of who would emerge as the ‘dark horse’ candidate was answered. Her name is Carly Fiorina, and her attacks on the two respective front-runners, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump landed like precision-guided bombs on their targets.
At 9PM ET on Thursday, Fox News Channel and Facebook will host the first Republican debate for the 2015-16 election season.
Debates are an important, time-honored part of the election process, but let’s face it, last time around the Republican debates were at times less than entertaining.