- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Yes, the GOP presidential debate is treated like a sports event by the media, and it has much entertainment value mixed with moments of sheer policy terror for candidates on the hotseat.

So it’s only fitting that the National Press Club give onlookers a place to go to witness it all, with cocktails to match. Indeed, the 97-year-old organization will stage a debate watch party in the First Amendment Lounge, at its headquarters not two blocks from the White House itself on Wednesday, naturally with drink specials to honor the big players.

The club advises: “In honor of the candidates the Club is offering the following cocktails: The Rand (Bourbon and branch water), The Rubio (Cuba Libre), The Cruz (Canadian Club), The Huckabee (Diet Coke) The Walker (Miller), The Dr. Carson (Bloody Mary), The Trump (Corona), The Jeb! (Budweiser, the King of Beers), The Kasich (Grateful Dead or Long Island Iced Tea), The Christie (Boilermaker) and The Carly (Cosmopolitan).”

The $15 door price includes snacks and a first drink, and there’s more for debate hounds seeking sustenance.

“We recommend making an evening of it by making dinner reservations at the Reliable Source or Fourth Estate restaurants,” the club notes.

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