Donald Trump announced that he will be live-tweeting the vice presidential debate between Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) on Tuesday evening....We already know that Tim Kaine's strategy will be to challenge Mike Pence on ... well, pretty much every Trump word and deed of the past several decades. Pence's job is going to be presenting the coherent, focus-grouped GOP case against Hillary Clinton, the one that the presidential nominee would have been delivering for a year if Trump hadn't won. (If you have "emails," "Benghazi," or "Clinton Foundation" in tonight's drinking game, choose a designated driver now.) Kaine seems temperamentally less nasty than Pence -- but Kaine also has much juicier material to work with.
I will be watching the great Governor @Mike_Pence and live tweeting the VP debate tonight starting at 8:30pm est! Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2016
The Trump live-tweeting means that the debate probably won't be over when it's over. Many things Kaine says will probably get under Trump's paper-thin skin, and Trump could be reacting all night, and then for several days (and nights) afterward.
As a civic-minded individual, I realize I should hope for a sober debate about real issues -- and, yes, I would like there to be some substance. But I also want Trump sent into another synapse overload. So come on, Tim -- that's what your country needs you to accomplish tonight.