Believe it or not, but you are not looking at a picture — taken from the future, via some sort of unholy science — of V.P. Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan debating one another in Danville, Kentucky…
This is actually Tommy Munoz and Ben Boone — Centre College students and near-perfect doppelgangers for Biden and Ryan — who, along with Alex Birmingham, served as stand-ins for the candidates in yesterday's debate prep.
I think we can get a pretty good approximation of what tonight's debate will be like by examining their prep work. Let's take a look…
Can't be certain, but I think this guy is installing some sort of pyrotechnical device. Possibly to go off every time someone makes a zinger?
Oh! There's going to be a ladder match component to the debate. This, I think, will definitely favor Ryan.
It would appear as though somebody will be forced to smoke a gigantic novelty cigarette.
Those two guys, I presume, are the stand-ins for the guys who will be standing up against the wall during the debate.
Notice how Biden's stand-in leans in toward Ryan like that? That is to simulate the Vice President's unnerving berserker presence.
Ugh! You can just tell that fake-Martha Raddatz is favoring fake-Joe Biden over fake-Paul Ryan. That's so fake-unfair.
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