Usually, political debates between individuals with more than 20 years age difference are pretty lopsided affairs. Wisdom, the theory goes, is a byproduct of experience, and is earned over time. But in the VP Debate last night, delivered in a format and with a moderator that the Republicans should be excoriated for agreeing to, Biden’s behavior trumped his message. In no way is this made more clear than in this video:
Despite the pre-debate spin, with Republicans asserting Ryan’s intellect and preparation and Democrats managing everyone’s expectations downward, this was Biden’s debate to lose. Results on post-debate polls are in, and Ryan emerges as the winner:
CNBC: Ryan 56%, Biden 36%
CNN: Ryan 48%, Biden 44%
The gap widens when the questions turn to issues like which one acted more like a Vice President, or which one is better prepared to be a leader. The results strongly suggest that it was Biden’s behavior that was the difference-maker.
Veteran reporter Chris Wallace called Biden’s performance last night “unprecedented”, and said that he was “openly contemptuous” of his opponent. By the time of this writing, it is midday in the central states, and most of the liberal main stream media are out of bed and furiously spinning these results. But it is worth noting that while the bloviating presstitutes are proclaiming Choo Choo the undisputed winner, apparently that sentiment was not widely shared, since Jay Carney pointed out that Biden was not speaking for the Administration during the debate last night.
Ryan held his own under very difficult circumstances. He was reportedly interrupted by Biden 82 times during the 90 minute debate, and if that was not bad enough, the moderator interrupted Ryan 31 times. It is a small miracle that he was able to get any ideas across under these circumstances. And before you ask, Ryan interrupted Sheriff Joe a grand total of 6 times.
The NSDWP would have you think that Ryan’s seriousness, respect for the process and command of the facts weighs against him. This is precisely why it is time to kick them all out of office, White House first. If you saw the debate, you also saw that Ryan was the only candidate with the character and integrity to thank his opponent. A real leader does things like that.