This first debate was held at the University of Denver. I'm pretty certain they picked CO, because it's been targeted as one of the most influential swing states in the election. Really, CO is the most random state politically, because there are dense pockets of Democrats, surrounded by vast yet more sparse fields of republicans. I decided to draw you a map, so you could have a more clear understanding of what it's like. Please note, I am highly skilled with the paint application... this took years of hard work and dedication. Really, it did. I know you're going to be jealous, but please try to contain yourself.
Because the debate was held at a prominent private University in downtown Denver, there were some interesting security measures put into play. Probably the most intense, and most widely publicized was the closing of I-25, the main interstate through Denver, for a 6 mile stretch DURING RUSH HOUR. My word, people. Denver is a big freaking place. That stretch of Interstate runs 8-10 lanes, and usually has a cruising speed of 15 mph during rush hour. Not a happy place to decide to shut down. Thank heavens I don't live anywhere near there... because it was legitimately being called "Carmageddon" on the radio.
Some other thoughts on the debates: The only people I know of who got anything out of the debates are the people who devised elaborate drinking games to celebrate the occasion. One of my sorority sisters was out for the count halfway through. Also, those that have complete and utter blind faith in the candidate they are rooting for: They got some sort of vindication from the debates, because they feel they were proven right.
I did see that SomeEcards had put out some entertaining new political cards, and that memes have already been generated in response to the debates. However, if your friends are anything like my friends, you've already seen those. So instead, I delved into the underbelly of pinterest humor to bring you a couple of smiles on the day after carmageddon.
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