The Official Rolling Stone Debate Drinking Game: Nevada/Bloomberg Edition

The race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination has intensified, and so must our boozing.

What else is there to do but drink? The veil has been lifted and the bitter contours of the primary are now unconcealed. The race is now an ugly triangle.

On one side, Bernie Sanders represents a besieged and defamed populist movement, openly opposed by senior Democratic Party officials and most news media. Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and (to a lesser extent) Elizabeth Warren are trying to win by securing the support of that same Democratic Party establishment and press as well as voters.

Lastly, new debate participant and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is going a third route, battering voters with advertising and essentially running on a promise to use his $60 billion personal fortune by brute financial force.

Bloomberg’s multidirectional condescension has added a menacing new element to the circus comedy that has been the 2020 presidential race. Bloomberg snorts at Bernie Sanders as a phenomenon propped up by losers and college socialists. His disdain for conventional Democrats is even more palpable. Knowing how easily Democrats are bought, he seems to look down upon them as one would at a family of dissolute aristocrats who have title but no fortune.

The first debate with Bloomberg should offer an interesting dynamic. Sanders should look like he’ll want to puke at the sight of the billionaire ex-Republican. The conventional Democrats will affect professional offense, treating Bloomberg like a jumped-up donor who doesn’t know his place. Bloomberg meanwhile will struggle to conceal his impatience with having to ask for votes and wait his turn to speak like anyone else.

It should make for a loathsome, soul-crushing evening. To that end, drink EVERY TIME:


Drink ONCE per mention of:

Additionally, drink after the debate IF Klobuchar is declared the winner within five minutes.

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