Watch the presidential debate and play along with our 'lingo' bingo cards
The race for president gets serious tonight with the first debate, but you can have fun playing along with these bipartisan cards
10/02/2012 12:20 PM
11/12/2014 2:38 PM
Election Day is in five weeks and, as you might have noticed, the gloves are off.
Or maybe tennis, not boxing, should provide our lazy sports metaphor: It feels like our heads have been twisting endlessly back and forth, back and forth, as the two presidential nominees take turns landing winners or banging into the net.
Wednesday night, the contest intensifies even more, with the first of three debates between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney. Neither is a slouch on the debate stage, and experts on these things seem to agree that the stakes this time are especially high.
The topic is domestic policy, and moderator Jim Lehrer announced beforehand that fully half of the debate will be about the economy. Given the number of times you're likely to hear the words "taxes" and "jobs," we don't recommend you attempt a drinking game with those. Keep America safe: Try our bingo game instead.
Grab some snacks (Medicare "doughnut holes," anyone?), print out and pass around the four cards at right, along with a marker, to your friends or family. When you hear one of the words or phrases, or witness a described behavior, cross it off your card. First one to cross out a row of five wins!
Join the Discussion
Fort Worth Star-Telegram is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.