No matter whether you're a Trump or Hillary hater, or maybe even both, snacks play an integral part of the Monday night debate.

This has absolutely nothing to do with politics and everything to do with choosing the correct snacks while you're yelling at your TV or cheering on your favorite candidate. Hillary vs Trump is going to be a 10-rounder, and the play by play kicks off at 9 PM on all the major networks. If you're going to be watching the 1st Presidential Debate, securing your snacks earlier in the day is preferred. None of this last minute crap! The choosing of snacks is determined by which snack category you prefer. The categories are Candy, Salty Snacks, and Snooty Snacks.

If you're trying to impress your friends or neighbors, snooty snacks -- which are usually labeled as hor's d'oeuvres -- may be the way to go. This category includes snacks like:

  • Brie and a $8 Box of Crackers
  • Smoked Trout on a Cracker
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Do you really want to go to all that effort to buy snooty snacks to watch the Presidential Debates, when a large percentage of Americans aren't all that thrilled with either candidate? Of course not! Forget about the high-and-mighty snacks, and load up your shopping cart with heaping helpings of candy, chips, and maybe popcorn. Look, I can't tell you what to like. All I can do is recommend what I like to stuff my face with in times of political absurdity. When it comes to candy, my picks are as follows:

  • Peanut M&M's
  • Twizzlers (Recommended for the chewy candy fan)
  • Charleston Chew (Warning: This may cause tooth fillings to fall out.)
  • Butterfinger (I'm a big fan, but candy chunks get lodged between my teeth.)

Let's move forward with my recommended salty snacks:

  • Original Ruffle's Potato Chips
  • Rold Gold Mini-Pretzels
  • Original Cheez-It's
  • Cooler Ranch Doritos

I don't have enough room in this one blog to get into the variety of beverages appropriate for a Presidential debate, but with two more of these debacles happening before the election in November, can you say moonshine?