Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Live blog for the November 22nd Republican Presidential Primary Debate on CNN

I'm in a good and optimistic mood this afternoon, so I thought it would be good, with my computer finally being Trojan free and working really well, to try to do a live blog. I haven't done one in a while and so I'm excited about the prospects.

Tonight's debate is on CNN, starts at 8p.m. and features the usual cast (That's Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Perry, Romney and of course, Santorum.)

This liveblog will serve, of course, as a way to discuss the debate in real time, but what it will also let us do is to transcend the debate and the candidates on the stage.

Let's take an opportunity to talk about things they aren't saying on stage, and to talk about candidates that aren't up on the stage.

For example, I'm a big fan of Buddy Roemer, so I would talk a lot about him.

But there are a plethora of candidates to be represented that just aren't.

You have:

Buddy Roemer
Fred Karger
Gary Johnson
Jared Blankenship
Andre Barnett
Keith Drummond
Kent Mesplay
Stewart Alexander
(I would say Barack Obama but it seems like DWS [Debbie Wasserman Schultz for those who don't know] is in every post - debate spin room.)
Roger Gary
Carl Person
Randall Terry
R. Lee Wrights

The list goes on and on and on.

So! I hope you'll join me and discuss the craziness of what we see on stage and the greatness of what we see left off the stage.

Hashtags: #CNNDebate

My Twitter Handle: @JAFThrasher

Always Standing in Defiance,

- Alexander Fisher

"Those that dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day, are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams and make them real."


  1. This is what I am doing leading up to the debate: http://youtu.be/Vos6KnGPrGc #RantingsDebate

  2. During the debate, don't be afraid to follow the money: Opensecrets.org

  3. I'm currently reading 'Boom' by Tom Brokaw, 'The Assault on Reason' by Al Gore and 'A Short History of the U.S.'

    What kind of political stuff are you reading right now?

  4. Now I'm watching CNN leading up to the debate. Doesn't look like official pre - debate coverage. Oh darn.