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...
thewrongstuff, I know you meant to say "ineffective" in your comments. Discerning your real meaning despite your despicable spelling, I would like to say in defense of Ryan he did try and explain many of these issues. Ryan's problem was only with some of his audience...liberals. You see Ryan as Reagan is known as a "great communicator" while Obama/Biden are known as the "great story-tellers". It's hard to communicate with a group that have been conditioned to hear a story and to ignore facts. It's hard to communicate with a bar full of drunken bafoons only listening for the sound of the call for another round of free drinks.
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