First, a 45 second summary of the debate, courtesy of Buzzfeed:
Yep, that's basically all it was.
And now... The candidates!
assault and threaten an old man during a commercial break.
see for yourself. Then again, that's what happens when you base a majority of your political aspirations on hating gay people. Karma, she is a bitch. Rick Santorum was terrible in last night's debate and when I say terrible, keep in mind just how weak and awful the entire panel of candidates is to begin with. He's literally the worst of the worst. I can't stand Herman Cain and I would vote for him before Rick Santorum. Hell, I would vote for GW Bush again before Santorum. I would vote for the slang definition of "Santorum" before I voted for the actual Santorum.
And that's it, America. That's your Republican presidential candidate pool. Yes, there are other guys in the running, like Buddy Roemer from Louisiana - who has made an impressive tour of the "lefty" news outlets recently to say some pretty sensible things about campaign finance reform and who is running his campaign on a self-imposed ban on Pac funding and a $100 individual contribution limit - but they aren't going to get any conservative news coverage, won't get invited to any debates and, even though Roemer is polling ahead of Santorum right now, they won't be taken seriously as candidates. So, we're stuck with these clowns - A Texas cowboy schoolyard bully, a hyper-religious cat lady, a ridiculous anti-government conservative libertarian mutation, a fake plastic political chameleon, a moderately sensible turd with a creepy eyebrow, an old douche who keeps reliving the 80's and 90's like Al Bundy's high school football years, a proud token black guy who capitalizes on his race whenever possible while saying he won't play the race card and a completely homophobic douchebag who bears an ever-increasing resemblance to his vile rectal namesake every time he speaks. That's some set of choices there, Republicans. It's amazing to me that this is the best you guys can do. Either you really think Obama is going to be easy to beat, so you aren't wasting any of your "heavy hitters" on him, or this is what the Republican party has come to - a parody of the Republican party. Seriously, the current Republican party looks like an SNL parody of the Republican party, you couldn't write more buffoonish commentary for these people, nor could you find more ridiculous-looking actors to play them. Damn, it's going to be a long election season...