"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
I remember when Biden debated Palin. Biden acted like a complete gentleman and let her off with hyteria and complete absurdity. I kept thinking ...why doe he only call her out here and there and stand and smile.
Biden read it right with Palin ... if he would have called her out on reality and her ditzy performance and lack of facts he would have appeared as a man bullying a dumb female.
The Romney/Ryan campaign had set a tone of deception and no plan and flip flopping and Ryan is not a little boy and swaggers about without any details of "his ' plan or of Romney of his "plan". Biden read it right and how to respond.
Romney and Ryan have been short on facts and clearly Biden had a job to do and he did with it with facts, calm and Biden won on that and made Ryan look a bit jittery and foolish.
All in all ... VP choice is both important and unimportant.
If they screw up their choice like McCain did it can be political malpractice. McCains age and health to have chosen a VP such as Palin doomed McCain and was political malpractice. I was disappointed in McCain as a human.
Ryan is too radical tea party Ayn Rand and clearly not solid yet he did not make any major gaffes.
Biden won on substance, yet Ryan did not gain or lose for Romney.
Biden is the right VP for Obama who is a resolute intellectual. Biden is solid and his constituents know he will fight for the middle class and he is honest. Biden came off as REAL!
I like him ...and to think he is 25 years Ryan's senior and he is attractive, intelligent, calm and has leadership. He was on target with his facts!
Last edited by Turin; 10-11-12 at 10:39 PM.
I found out that Biden has an affinity for being an ass cactus and interrupting people, that's pretty much it.
Krauthammer commented afterward that without the benefit of TV, Biden might have appeared on paper or to a radio listener as the winner. But he was on TV, and the split screen did him no favors as he continually mugged, smirked, interrupted, rolled his eyes, and was generally supercilious and disrespectful. He lacked gravitas, and his imbecilic smiling was just awful.
I think Biden could've acted more professional..and instead of smirking and smiling verbally called Ryan out with "YOU LIE"
Men do what they have to when they want to, Great men do what they have to, even when they don't want to.
At someone fudging the poll.
Eat me, drink me, love me;
Laura make much of me
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963