Stolen from my friend and fellow conservative blogger. Fred expresses my own sentiments quite well.
Joe Biden was argumentative, rude, he interrupted, he was a disruptive force and he had an ally in Martha Raddatz.
Joe Biden came off as an oafish ass, in other words, Barack Hussein Obama got his wish, Joe was just being Joe.
Joe Biden had NO real argument, nothing that made sense, so he ranted and laughed a lot, he came off as highly unprofessional and NOT as someone that would make you feel the least bit confident if he were to have to take up the mantle of President.
Paul Ryan was trying very hard to use facts and figures but he was allowing Joe Biden to interrupt. Ryan was interrupted and challenged by Martha Raddatz on several occasions and he was far too polite for MY taste.
BUT … Ryan was far more professional, and gave a fine showing of himself.
It was VERY obvious, at least to me, that Martha Raddatz was a *partner* for Biden, a tag-team partner on several occasions. When Ryan was making a telling point Raddatz would interrupt, question Ryan herself, actually challenge him or change the topic and move back to Biden.
Much was made about Raddatz and her Obama Connection and many had hoped that she could put that aside and assume at least some degree of journalistic integrity.
That was NOT to be the case.
To Ryan’s credit, he didn’t get into any heated exchanges with Joe Biden, maybe this was running through his mind: If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace. Proverbs 29:9
I heard one of the FOX talking heads say that this debate was not terribly important because no one ever votes based on who the #2 was on the ticket.
THAT is pure BULLSHIT!
I know quite a few people that claimed they didn’t vote for McCain in ’08, they said their vote was for Palin, and that is the most STUPID thing they could have EVER said.
Not to be bashing Palin, but to vote for a particular candidate because you don’t like him but you love his running mate? Seriously?
If McCain has won HE would be POTUS and Sarah Palin would have been the Joe Biden of McCain’s administration, the Palin GAFFE machine.
OK, so I bashed her a little.
I don’t believe Paul Ryan WON the election for Mitt Romney; it will take Romney totally eviscerating Obama in the next 2 debates to make that happen.
I also don’t believe Biden did Obama any real favors. The VP Debate was a chance to see what the #2 guy was made of, and frankly, I liked what I saw in Paul Ryan a lot more than ANYTHING I saw from Joe Biden.