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Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Tonight’s first debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will be very hard for Obamacare — like watching mommy and daddy fight. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it.

Hosted by PBS’s Jim Lehrer, the topics to be discussed include economy, health care, the role of government, and governing. You can watch the debate on C-SPAN or streamed on YouTube for the first time in history. If you’re like me, @LOLGOP, you’ll be watching with Twitter open — getting instant commentary from a few thousand of your closest Twitter pals.

Now, don’t expect anything to match the hilarity of Rick Perry’s “oops” moment or Rick Perry in general from the GOP primary debates. Nothing will reach the heights of self-parody of a Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann. But wherever Mitt Romney appears, you can expect humorous attempts to approximate humanity.

Earlier in the week the Romney camp was suggesting that the GOP nominee would be loaded for bear with “zingers.” Then they suggested that the “zingers” were a ruse and he’d actually be showing empathy. So they’re aware of Mitt’s weaknesses. But it’s easier to change Mitt’s positions than make him the warm, funny person they wish he were. But we can enjoy watching him try.

So join in the fun by following these great Twitter accounts for tonight’s debate.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski

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