Republican presidential hopeful Texas Sen. Ted Cruz promised voters during the third GOP debate in October that, even though he's not nearly as eager to share a beer with you as the other candidates on the stage, he would drive you home once you were drunk. “I’ll get the job done,” he concluded.
If the budding rivalry between Cruz and the bombastic Donald Trump gets as heated as pundits seem to be hoping for and you just happen to be playing a debate drinking game, you might want to take him up on his offer to get home. You’ll find a drinking game to play just below.
The focus of this CNN debate is national security, and you can watch the debates live from the CNN homepage right here between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST. The first debate, known as the undercard debate, will start at 6 p.m. The second, the main event, starts at 8:30 p.m.
Take one drink if any of these often-used words and phrases are used. This list comes from debatedrinking.com and Rolling Stone and most are meant to be candidate specific. That’s honestly too much work.
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This next one is tricky, but these words deserve a bit more. Any time one of these words is used on the debate stage (you can decide for yourselves if you think that the moderators should be included here), someone will be finishing their drink. The last person in your group of friends playing the game to put their index finger to their nose immediately has to drink the rest of their beverage.
Good luck to all and remember to look for another International Business Times-sanctioned drinking game for the next debate Saturday, Dec. 19.