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Blustering Biden, Serene Ryan Exchange Barbs in Fiery 90-Minute Debate

barry1817 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 11:16 PM
when the person who has the power is so dismissive, rude and condescending it looks really bad, Biden did himself no favors with his dismissive behavior, and was rude and not generally not nice.

It was crystal clear tonight that Vice President Biden was determined not to reprise the president's passive performance in Denver.  In that, he succeeded.  He also succeeded in interrupting his opponent constantly, repeatedly laughing at strange moments, and playing the 'loud anger' card frequently.  Rep. Paul Ryan's serenity in the face of the Vice President's behavior was almost supernatural.  On actual talking points, the two men battled to a draw.  Ryan excelled on economic issues, gave a fabulous answer on abortion and closed strong.  He also held his own on foreign policy.  Biden scored on Afghanistan and by pointing out...