Like a good athlete, the Republican presidential candidates have their own rituals for getting ready for tonight’s debate.
The conservative website IJReview posted a lighthearted black and white video that features some of these habits, complete with music reminiscent of the clips before a major sporting event.
Among those featured in the video is S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham. He puts headphones on and says: “I take my new phone, thanks to The Donald, I listen to Motown to mellow me out.”
Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner, gave out Graham’s cellphone number at a campaign event in South Carolina last month after a feud with Graham. Trump doesn’t appear in the video.
The debate among the top 10 contenders is at 9 p.m. on Fox News. The early contest, featuring the others, begins at 5 p.m.
Bush says he normally calls his mom, former first lady Barbara, before a debate.
“Mom, I can’t say that on television,” he says, holding a phone to his ear.
The video also features Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, George Pataki and Mike Huckabee.
Rubio holds up an iPhone and asks Siri: “What is Megan Kelly going to ask Marco Rubio at the Fox News debate?”
“Let me check on that,” Siri responds, pulling up a web search that doesn’t appear to provide her question.