As the Biden-Ryan debate approaches this evening, political nerds are gearing up for a showdown, and, as the smackdown draws nearer, drinking games are becoming an increasingly spotted fun bit of debate culture on the internet.
The Biden-Ryan debate tonight is the second big debating event of the election, not counting the seeming dozens of GOP debates as the field narrowed and Mitt Romney ultimately took top spot.
The Biden-Ryan debate is looked at by liberals as a chance to gain ground many believe was lost during Barack Obama’s sedate performance during last week’s debate, the first of three between Obama and Romney.
Conservatives are gearing up for the Biden-Ryan debate as well, hoping Paul Ryan will out-charisma elder statesman Joe Biden and keep the ball rolling in what they see as a spate of GOP momentum.
But one of the cooler things about the Biden-Ryan debate and similar events is what social media has done for political geeks and those who prefer policy smackdowns to touchdowns. Social media has presented a new forum for those of us who prefer politics to sport, and, while baseball fans gather at bars for playoffs, geekier sorts cluster on Facebook and Twitter to watch the “games” as they unfold on TV and livestreams.
Cloture Club posted an excellent Biden-Ryan drinking game bingo board for policy geeks, and, if you want to play along at home during the cage match between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, their helpful drinking game below should be of some assistance.
Are you planning to tune in to the Biden-Ryan debate tonight? Do you project a clear winner?