L to R, top to bottom: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH), Michele Bachmann, Jeb Bush, Krispy Christie, Gov. Nimrata Randhawa (SC), Gov. Piyush Jindal (LA), Gov. Susana Martinez (NM), Gov. Bob McDonnell (VA), Rand Paul, Gov.-Elect Mike Pence (IN), Rickroller, Sen. Rob Portman (OH), Marco Rubio, Eddie Munster, Gov. Brian Sandoval (NV), Rickroller II, Jon Cryer, Gov. Scott Walker (WI).
I had to provide a caption. Most people don’t know who any of these people are. And, most people would presume that persons number five and six were people with poor English speaking skills yet mysteriously named “Cindy” and “Mark” whom they had to speak with on the phone recently to resolve a customer service issue.
I figure the first debate with 18 podiums will be some time this summer, where Candy Crowley and George Stephanopoulos will ask them one clown question after another about contraceptives and the age of the Earth and underwear and Aqua Buddha and musical instruments and smartphone apps and transubstantiation and love letters and civility and fused sweaters.
And also…no breaks. Notice I already had to create a “Campaign 2016” category.