01/25/2012 09:33 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2012

Silent GOP Debate: Kimmel Imagines A Quieter Republican Presidental Race (VIDEO)

Monday night's GOP debate in Tampa, FL covered a bunch of major topics: going to Mars, Spanish-language advertising, offshore drilling, but one thing there seemed to be decidedly too little of was silence.

So, taking the Best Picture-nominated "The Artist" as their cue, the people over at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" have edited the debate footage down and left us with something far more poetic. And we've got to admit, with the never-ending string of debates the American people have endured over these last few months, a little quiet time is more than overdue.

Watch the clip above or click here to watch it on YouTube and you'll see what we mean.