Live Tweet or Die #2: The Most Important AND Bloodiest Debate Ever!
Saturday night promises to deliver the bloodiest Republican presidential debate of the campaign season. Polls show Donald Trump well ahead in the lead up to Tuesday’s primary, with a traffic jam of GOP aspirants behind him. Every candidate has an interest in attacking at least one opponent. Top tier candidates need a strong showing in the state, while lower-tier candidates have their very survival at stake. There is no longer cause for anybody to hold their fire.
This debate and each candidate’s performance in it will decide which candidate will be the nominee. The winner of New Hampshire will win South Carolina and the Republican nomination, although a Trump-Rubio clash in the Palmetto state seems in the offing.
Though many viewers took the Dem Debate last Thursday on MSNBC to be the best of this campaign on either side, and Chris Matthews, with typical understatement, called it one of the best ever, it is also said to have been the least-watched. Perhaps relatedly, our open thread received 0 as in nada and zilch comments – or it could be that after Iowa we’re plum debate- and campaign-tuckered out. You tell me – or don’t, if you’re too debate- and campaign-tuckered out even to have read this far…
The Washington Examiner article linked above traces out the expected or possible lines of attack available to each candidate in this debate.
Checking in for OT, showing no mercy and giving no quarter should be, according to last head count, @RolandDodds, @dscotto10, @RusselSaunder1, @CK_MacLeod, and maybe the ailingish @epiciutto and maybe @AmatuerPolSc. If @e’s not up to it, maybe she can figure out a way to share those slides on moral nihilism she’s been doing up, and we can work them in.
Here’s the embed – if it’s slow for you just go to https://twitter.com/OT_Tweep/lists/live-tweet-or-die in your browser or Tweetdeck!