Bet you didn’t know I was at the debate last night did you? Well…I wasn’t.I was at the next best place: The Political Party at my house! It was a good thing I wasn’t at the debate though because my crowd and I would have been kicked out for yelling, “say ‘maverick’ all ready!!” “Putin, say Putin!” “Break down and cry!” “BINGO!!”
That would not have gone over very well…I’d be posting from a jail cell this morning.
We had our own political party at our house last night. We’re pundits like that. And we’ve even created our own political party slogan: We’re making FUN of politics…I mean making politics FUN again! We all gathered around the television set for the bewitching hour of 8pm Central. We had everything we needed: good drinks, good snacks…and our bingo cards and betting sheets. I had a bingo sheet for both Obama and McCain. I desperately needed McCain to say ‘Putin’ to get Bingo on his sheet, but Obama said ‘Republicans’, which was all I needed to get bingo on his sheet first…the first bingo of the night.
I think I also won when it came to guessing how many times Tom Brokaw would have to say something to the effect of “let’s move on, your time is up”. I guessed six. Poor Tom, he tried to be tough last night, but got walked on.
Where did I miss the mark totally? McCain said ‘my friend’ a grand total of 20 times. Come on! I guessed that he’d say it 63 times! Where were you last night McCain!?! And he said ‘maverick’ not once. I’m positive he was told to cut down on the ‘my friends’ and to not utter the ‘m’ word at all. People are kind of tired of that.
I also didn’t come close to guessing the amount of times Obama would say ‘you know’. I don’t think anybody did in my crowd.
One of the questions was: “will one of the candidates get emotional?” I totally figured McCain would, and there were two times where I thought he was close. I’ve never wanted to see a grown man cry until last night. My man didn’t pull through for me. Another question was: “will one of the candidates lose their cool?” I’m happy to say I did not bet against McCain on that one. I knew he’d hold his temper. There was one time during the debate though when he might as well have lost it and it was the funniest thing all night…and nobody saw this one coming…”that one”. Oh yeah, he said it. And he pointed his finger when he said it. I loved it.
There you have it; our own Political Party. Make plans for your own Political Party for the next debate on 15 October. We might have to break our normal Wednesday night engagement for “that one”.