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Taylor Brown: GOP Debate Expectations

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PRE-GAMING THE FIRST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE …

taylor|| By TAYLOR BROWN || Of all of the great things in this world that I love—my dog, Rush’s, Côtes-du-Rhônes wine, Christmas, mustard-based BBQ—the Presidential election cycle is at the top of my list. The Fox News presidential debate tonight promises to be spectacular TV.

As I wrote before, Donald Trump “has a knack at saying exactly what the other politicians want to say, but are too scared to actually say it. Mr. Trump has a unique ability to tap into this. Everything you shouldn’t say as a candidate, he says. Donald Trump is like if Joe Biden had more brain cells, money, and work experience.” I think Mr. Trump will be a show stealer like he always is. I can’t wait to hear what he says, and whose phone numbers he releases tonight. Mr. Trump has continued to hold my attention, and tonight will be no different.

I am also excited to see Scott Walker continue to separate himself and prove that he is the candidate that everyone can get excited about. I have loved Scott Walker for a while now. I love his pro-life stance, and all that he has done for Wisconsin. I think he would make a spectacular President.

Call me a RINO, call me crazy, but I also like Jeb Bush. I think the Bush family is the epitome of class. Mr. Bush has rallied behind ending common core, and both myself AND Mr. Will Folks support his efforts. I hope Jeb! can bring his A-game tonight, and show himself to be a statesman like his brother and his father.

Ted Cruz will be interesting to watch. I haven’t exactly been his #1 fan, but his father has been a tremendous help to his son’s campaign. Marco Rubio, too, holds some interest to me. Both Cruz and Rubio are very Conservative candidates, and of course I would support them if they get the nomination, yet, I just haven’t been able to get “pumped up” about either. Maybe tonight will change that.

Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, and John Kasich … Meh. I think Rick Santorum deserves to be on the stage more than any of these men.

And regarding the final candidate selected to appear on the primetime debate tonight: Mr. Rand Paul, I do not care to waste my time or energy writing more than a sentence about. I despise this man, I deplore his politics.

After tonight, I may finally say who I’m supporting, but as sure as I am that the Pope is Catholic, tonight is going to be a shit-show of massive proportions. You can catch me at the Wholly Smokin’ debate party in Florence enjoying (and live-tweeting @TaylahhKane) every single second of it.

Taylor Brown is a 20-something Wofford College graduate who somehow got sucked into politics at an early age.  She is easily won over with Rush’s fast food, wine, and spirited political arguments.