The absurdly determined top 10 GOP candidates will debate on Fox News debate tonight at 8pm Central time. There’s plenty of BINGO and drinking games floating around the internet, but for most, keeping track of them all while watching the debate is virtually impossible. Here’s my design with improved playability and an added element of skill:
- Fill out a blank BINGO card before the debate begins. No editing during the debate.
- All options must be candidate specific. For the “________:” options, fill in a candidate of your choice, again, before the start of the debate.
- There is no free space, so choose the option you believe is most likely to happen for the center square. There are more options than the 25 spaces, so choose and arrange wisely. Do not use one of the options more than once.
This way, you only have to keep track of 2-3 options for each candidate while they are speaking. Statements in quotes must be said verbatum by the indicated candidate.
Here are your options:
__________: Complains about format/time (Not split debate)
__________: Criticizes split debate format
__________: Attacks Hillary Clinton (not just mention)
__________: Attacks Obama (not just mention)
__________: Speaks in the third person / says their own name
__________: Name drops Benjamin Netanyahu
__________: Criticizes the Republican Party
__________: “2nd amendment”
__________: Mentions Bernie Sanders
__________: Speaks Spanish
__________: “Greatest nation/country in the world”
__________: “Department of Education”
__________: “I am not a” doctor/scientist/mind-reader/expert/etc.
Donald Trump: Brags about his financial success
Donald Trump: Says that he likes someone
Donald Trump: Says that someone likes him
Jeb Bush: Refers to his dad or his brother
Jeb Bush: Tries to be funny, probably fails
Scott Walker: Mentions Midwest or Wisconsin values
Mike Huckabee: Uses a southern cliché (guns, grits, gravy, BBQ)
Mike Huckabee: Uses Freedom of Religion to defend freedom to oppress
Mike Huckabee: “Disagree”
Ben Carson: Mentions God or his faith
Ben Carson: Uses his authority as a doctor to criticize Obamacare
Ted Cruz: Mentions Reagan
Ted Cruz: Compares Democrats to Stalin/Hitler/Mao
Marco Rubio: Talks about his parents
Rand Paul: Uses a rhetorical question (What right does the government have to set speed limits?)
Chris Christie: Describes himself as telling it like it is, telling the truth, or being honest
Chris Christie: “I’ve said this before”, “As I’ve said before”
John Kasich: “God fearing” or “good Christian”
John Kasich: “Here in Ohio”
Print your blank card: BINGO