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You Will Need
- Friends who are 21 or older
- The candidates' names in a hat
- A televised presidential debate
- Understanding neighbors
Gather your group
Assemble a decent-sized group of friends and a whole lot of booze. Give everyone a drink, have them pick the name of a candidate out of a hat, and turn on the debate.
Drink for political niceties
Any empty rhetoric deserves one drink, starting with political niceties. Drink every time your candidate thanks an audience member, moderator, host, political system, mentor, or state.
Drink for jargon
Take a drink each time your candidate uses jargon or one of their catchphrases -- or states the obvious like it's a revelation.
Drink for folksiness
Drink at any sign of folksy behavior from your candidate, including accent shifts, use of down-home phrases, or mentions of "small-town roots."
Drink for the "average citizen"
Drink each time your candidate refers to an "average citizen" they've met in the course of campaigning.
Drink for poor timing
Have a drink if your candidate's response goes over time, and have another for every 30 seconds after that.
Drink twice when it gets personal
Drink twice every time your candidate makes a passive-aggressive slur or mentions a scandal. An outright character assassination means it's time for a "social."
Drink twice for an audience reaction
Drink twice every time an audience member creates a disturbance by heckling or booing your candidate.
Drink three times for Nazi comparisons
Drink three times if your candidate utters the word Nazi or Hitler. Drink four if they’re used in comparison to an opponent.
Call for a chug
If anyone in your group actually feels inspired by a candidate’s answer at any point during the debate, everyone must chug.