Liveblogging the GOP Debate: the Lineup
No more appropriate venue for tonight's action than the Reagan Library. There's a certain pomo beauty to the choice of venue: if the text is everything, you can believe that the GOP contenders would like to be defined by nothing more than the very narrative contained within those walls.
John McCain, the Heir Apparent
Rudolph W. Giuliani, America's Mayor, devoted husband (multiple times)
Mitt Romney, a flip-flopper from Massachusetts
Mike Huckabee, Baptist Minister, health nut
Jim Gilmore, former governor Virginia (don't worry if you haven't heard of him)
Duncan Hunter, Congressman from California (ditto)
Sam Brownback, social conservative, former peacenik
Ron Paul, libertarian, Hates America
Tom Tancredo, Native American
Tommy Thompson, former Wisconson governor, favorite of the pro-alliteration crowd
Let's get ready to rrrrrrrumble.....