I’m generally unimpressed with the “debate bingo” cards I’ve seen in advance of tonight’s presidential debate, which I’ll be live-blogging here. It’s just that they’re too easy. A person could easily get “bingo” in the first 10 minutes and then where are you? A game that’s over and nothing left to do for 80 minutes but watch a debate.
I favor the Twins’ “Twingo” method. Who among us hasn’t stayed at a bad baseball game if only on the oft chance that the Twins will turn the elusive 2-2-3 doubleplay and give you “Twingo”?
So here’s the community debate bingo card I’ve put together.
On the other hand, if you want to play to win, you can find debate bingo cards here, here, here, here, and here.
Update 1:49 p.m. – Courtesy of MPR health care law reporter Elizabeth Stawicki, here’s health care debate bingo.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.