Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich
and Michele Bachmann's stuck poll numbers leave them effectively out
of a GOP debate.
Marriot TV's Yet Another GOP Debate
on the NBC comedy skit show Saturday Night Live was recorded
live from “Conference Room 5 in the Cedar Falls Marriott” hotel.
The GOP candidates were arranged
according to poll rankings, putting Gingrich and Bachmann in a broom
closet, Paul in the hotel's parking garage and Santorum in a gay bar
in San Francisco's Castro District.
In the room with the moderator were
frontrunners Herman Cain, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, who had to face
Cain, whose 9-9-9 economic plan has
rocketed him to “flavor of the week,” explained that he had other
“catchy unworkable solutions to complicated problems,” including
his 3-3-3 healthcare plan: “Every time you get sick, you get 3
pills, 3 days off and 3 chicken noodle soups.”
Santorum, known as the field's most
outspoken opponent of gay rights, is seen cowering in the gay bar
sandwiched between men wearing tank tops and tight-fitting t-shirts,
while Paul shoots his way out of an attempted kidnapping. (The video
is embedded in the right panel of this page.)