A Candidate Gives a Clear, Concise Answer to the Question Asked
Awkward Mitt Moment
At your party's discretion, but choose carefully, and drink responsibly. Small sips. This is the only time in this list that we'll say this, and there's a reason for it.
(He's very good at making things awkward...)
Obama Tries to Sound Cool
A Candidate Answers a Different Question Than Was Asked
A Seemingly Irrelevant Anecdote That Takes Up Valuable Time
"I recently met a disabled 1st generation immigrant doctor who was the first in her family to go to college and now owns her very own small business..." and the like.
A Candidate Thanks Someone Not in the Studio
Like our men & women in the armed forces, small business owners, or God.
Bonus: This can be combined with almost any other item on this list for a double drink!
This Moment Will Be a Meme Tomorrow
Get your Photoshop toolbars ready. If someone makes a wonderful face, repeats something over and over again, or makes a small part of television / Internet history during this debate, then take a drink.
(This is my favorite Romney meme so far. Let's hope for more.)
Either Candidate Cracks a Joke
Inappropriate or Politically Incorrect Cutaway to Audience Member
A candidate says something vaguely related to a friend in the audience or a particular ethnic/interest group, then someone in the audience is singled out by the TV producer - who then tells his crew to close up on them before the candidate finishes his sentence.
Bonus: The same non-white audience-member is on screen more than once
A Candidate Mentions a Former President of the United States
A Candidate Shoehorns in a Buzzword (or Term)
Actually Inspiring Rhetoric
A Candidate Cites a Statistic That Sounds Made-Up
A Candidate Forgets Something
Romney Tries to Seem Human
A Candidate Mentions a Member of His Family
Either Candidate Blatantly Dodges a Question
Euphemism for a Controversial Topic
Wardrobe Malfunction - Finish Your Drink
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