Wednesday night the Republican presidential candidates gathered in St. Petersburg, Fl., for the CNN/YouTube debate, and 23/6 was there.
Okay, 23/6 wasn't there, but we were at home, eating tacos and watching it on cable, where we were able to liveblog the entire event. Read on to find out how the candidates performed, who got angry, who got burned, and whether or not the YouTube videos included a question from the dramatic chipmunk.
8:01 p.m.: First off, Anderson Cooper's coat is made of velour. But a very heterosexual velour. Aside from Coop, none of the candidates are on stage yet because the governor of Florida is going to introduce them. Oh, no, wait, someone is going to introduce the governor of Florida, who is then going to introduce the candidates. The candidates are arriving on stage one by one. It looks like Battle of the Bands.
8:03 p.m.: Fred Thompson is a giant. A giant. He's like the senator from "Big Fish."
8:14 p.m.: The first question is about illegal immigration and whether or not New York could be considered a sanctuary city. Mitt Romney says it was. Rudy Giuliani says that Romney's home was a "sanctuary mansion" because he had illegal aliens working on the renovation. These guys are sissy-slapping each other to decide who is the most racist, and it seems like a dead heat. Luckily, the SECOND QUESTION IS ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.
8:19 p.m.: Love the font CNN has been using for these debates. It looks really rugged.
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