As a comedian, I try to keep a bird's eye view on politics and sports, to see just enough to be able to point out the absurdity of it all. And on Nov. 10, 2015, two major events took place in Milwaukee, the legendary city of breweries, cheese, Happy Days and Chip Zien from Howard the Duck. The Bucks battled the Celtics at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and right across the street, Republican presidential candidates went on stage at the Milwaukee Theatre as contenders in the race to win the hearts, minds and fetuses of America.

One of the most popular slogans from this year's race comes from Donald Trump: "Make America Great Again!" So I wanted to see how sports fans, Democrats and Republicans in the racially segregated melting pot that is Milwaukee felt about America's greatness and, if possible, how we can make America great again, again.

Watch the video above for the full report. Here are some highlights:


The Milwaukee Theatre

There was a line of very well-dressed people waiting to get into the debate. Or were they? 

Having gotten a clear idea of who the contenders were for that night's two debates I headed over to the debate venue to see what the fuss is all about. These two protesters were ... cautious of the liberal biases of certain news outlets.

Democratic Watch Party 

Wouldn't you know it, I found a group of Democrats gathered at a local bar to watch the debate together. How do they think we could really "Make America great again"? 

Marquette University's Republican Watch Party 

What a crowd it was. 

I talked to one College Republican about the oft-talked about Democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders. 


Captain America

Himself. Honestly the ultimate highlight. 

Not sure if he ever got that ticket to the debate. 

Watch the video above for more of Tim Barnes' trip to the GOP debate in Milwaukee. 

Robert Hansen


Grew up in Escanaba MI, now living in Greenfield WI. Father, Activist, Past @ironstache @newstalk1510am @mkedems. Opinions are mine.