Twitter Reactions To CNN's Opening GOP Debate Montage Promised The Show To Come
Tonight, nine presidential hopefuls took the stage in Las Vegas in hopes that they could further convince their party to swing their way. The Republican presidential debate on CNN was sure to be a night filled with all the dramatics we've come to expect from the Republican party, but the video of CNN's GOP opening montage was so good not even Hollywood could've jammed that much drama in. There was suspense, suits and ties, Donald Trump, a love story (OK, no love story), and plenty of high-fiving, and a chase for the top! Hell, there was even a villain (Trump, natch), and a hero (though who they think that'll be, I'm still not totally sure). It all only further begs the question: Is the debate about the debate, or is it about the drama?
This debate marks the final GOP debate for 2015, and with the Republican Convention coming up, candidates are hot-to-trot for a space on the ticket. Tonight's stage featured nine hopefuls — Donald Trump, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Jeb Bush — and the conversation centered around national security, terrorism, ISIS, gun control, and Donald Trump's favorite topic: closing out borders. In recent weeks, he's been incredibly outspoken about the path he'll take us down as president of the United States. He's proposed a ban on Muslims wanting to enter the United States, calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." He then defended his comments on to CNN's Jake Tapper, saying, "I have many friends that are Muslims, and I will tell you, they are so happy that I did this because they know they have a problem."
But back to the main event, as the trailer promised (it's OK to call it a trailer, right? Since this is totally the opening to the biggest horror flick out this year?), take a look at the GOP's best sense of sensationalism, because Hollywood should definitely take notes:
It's Like Reality TV
This opening montage is like the opening of American Idol meets the opening of a DC comic movie. #GOPDebate— Lauren B. (@L_isfor_Lauren) November 11, 2015
This opening montage is edited by the people who do Maury #GOPDebate— Eli Bosnick (@elibosnick) December 16, 2015
The opening #GOPDebate montage feels like Survivor.— Bruce Holsinger (@bruceholsinger) December 16, 2015
They got a Monster Truck VO person to do this intro #GOPDebate— Noël Wells (@RealTomHankz) December 16, 2015
I'm 99.99% sure CNN's presidential debates and Master Chef both use the same opening. #GOPDebate— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) December 16, 2015
It's Better Than Monday Night Football
This intro is ridiculous. What is this Monday night football?— Brian Adam Jones (@bjones) December 16, 2015
CNN debate promos are like Monday Night Football now. It's pretty amazing.— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) December 16, 2015
The opening montage looks like it was contracted to the same people who make them for college football players. #GOPDebate— Public Futility (@publicfutility) October 29, 2015
It's Kind Of Like A Bad Movie Sequel
this GOP lineup looks like the intro to the worst power ranger movie ever— grace gilker (@ggilks777) December 16, 2015
Hollywood, you mad?
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