And sure, there are double standards that benefit Democrats over Republicans - see how the public reacts to each groups comments on race. However, in this case, the double standard benefits Republicans.
And as I've said before, I find it hilarious that people think Biden was disrespectful for laughing, but say nothing about disrespectful it was for Ryan to lie, deflect and otherwise insult the intelligence of Americans.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
I don't think Biden "blew it" per se. His team leader needed a clear win here, and there was no clear winner. In fact, Biden may have been judged the clear winner were it not for his behavior. And btw, this is typical behavior for him. Last election cycle I watched quite a lot of Biden's home visits (small fund raising venues hosted by supporters) and he was every bit as arrogant.
Thank you, Quazi!
If Biden's style were successful, then all of our debates would be such as this. That they are not, and that such has never been well-received in the past, only further isolates Biden. Biden won no hearts. Ryan did. For what a VP debate is worth.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville