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

scook84 Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 12:44 AM
Con't... You concern yourselves with what others have and seek ways to take it from them by demonizing them. You take, and take, and take, yet it is never enough. You seem to forget the simple fact that we get out of life that which we put in it. If we do nothing to earn it, we get nothing in return. Indeed, we deserve nothing. Truly, this is madness writ large.

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...