(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)
JB: D'ja watch last night?
BE: Sorry. Was watching "The X Factor" on Fox.
JB: Sorta the same thing. Big production values. Dama, glitz and showboating. Little, if any, substance.
BE: But from what I read, the debate was raucous.
JB: All that was missing was Michael Buffer thundering, "Let's Get Ready to Ruuuummmmble!"
BE: So who won?
JB: Probably Obama. Cain got roughed up and seemed a tad soft afterwards. Romney lost his trademark cool a couple times. Perry, evidently on uppers, lurched around throwing wild punches. And the others were, well, their usual no-shot selves.
BE: Wait, how'd my man do?
JB: Santorum? He was last to be introduced. The nicest thing the opening narration could think to say about him was he's "eager to beat the odds." And in his self-intro he noted his 3-year old daughter was undergoing surgery but that he'd be on the redeye today to be with her.
BE: Hmmm. Maybe he would have scored more points by staying home to be with her. How'd the others intro themselves?
JB: Cain said he's been married to his wife, Gloria, for 43 years.
BE: Bet Newt liked that.
JB: Perry said he's "an AUTHENTIC conservative."
BE: A slap at Romney.
JB: Bachman said, "I hope what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas."
JB: And it went downhill from there.
BE: But, remember, lots of people say they'll vote for anybody other than Obama.
JB: Given the last night's performances, that sure seems to be true.
BE: Well, wait 'til Buddy Roemer's campaign kicks in!
JB: Isn't he running on a ticket with Jon Huntsman?
BE: Or is it with Gary Johnson?
JB: Ya, doesn't has to call him Johnson. You can call him G. J. You can call him Gary J. But ya doesn't has to call him Johnson.
BE: What is wrong with you?
JB: I watched the ENTIRE CNN debate last night. Grrrrr.