I got to the gym around 5:30 local time last night, and plugged my headphones into the TV sound thing on the treadmill to watch the GOP debate in progress. I did my three miles in just over 25 minutes (not bad considering I'm coming off a cold), but I only lasted 20 with the debate.
Seriously, it was pretty fucking awful.
Here's my rundown:
Ron Paul--Didn't even speak while I was watching.
Jon Huntsman--Didn't show up, and was therefore the winner. I hope he had a lovely evening.
Rick Santorum--Comes off like a petulant, whiny bitch.
Newt Gingrich--Misses being on TV, is clearly running for vice-president.
Herman Cain--I can't believe that otherwise intelligent people are taking him seriously.
Michele Bachmann--Actually sounds reasonable when she's pointing out the holes in Cain's tax plan. Stopped clock, etc...
Rick Perry--You know what? Seriously, fuck Texas. Everyone who wants to live in Texas, does*.
Mitt Romney--Very good at debating, horrible at making people like him. I'm sure there's a real person in there somewhere, but I doubt we'll ever see it.
Best internet snark of the night: Radley Balko (on Facebook): "Just to mess with people, Fox should do an episode of House that starts like another GOP debate, but then all the candidates collapse, crap blood."
*Possible exception: some Mexicans.