Good thing Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain didn’t really cancel the first debate with Democratic nominee Barack Obama.
Otherwise, there would be 270 to 290 Democratic supporters staring at a blank screen at one of the Galaxy Theaters, 4649 Point Fosdick Drive N.W., Gig Harbor, tonight at 6 o’clock.
And no one is more grateful for the non-cancelation than state Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, or Kim Abel, the Democratic candidate running to replace Rep. Pat Lantz, D-Raft Island, in the House.
Kilmer and Abel organized a $25-a-head fundraiser at the theater to raise money for Abel’s campaign. Kilmer said 270 people already have RSVP’d so there’s almost no more room. Call ahead, he said.
Kilmer said the $25 ticket buys you popcorn with real butter.
This is how the ardent party people spend their Friday nights.
Update: The Obama campaign sent out a press release listing debate-watch parties around the state. The Tacoma party is 6 p.m. at the Varsity Grill, 1114 Broadway.
Does anyone know of GOP (that’s Republican for you whippersnappers) debate-watch parties?