Friday, October 12, 2012



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VP Debate

by Steve Ray on October 12, 2012

I was yelling to Ryan “Turn to Biden, look him in the eye (instead of the dumb smile) and say, ‘Do you have any idea what you’re talking about?’
Just butt in. Don’t let Biden and the moderator walk all over you.”

He was coached badly. It was a draw but it could have been much better. Ryan had his great moments like the closing statement.

Biden seemed snide and condescending and Ryan polite and deferential (which could be interpreted as young and inexperienced). Biden nauseated me throughout but especially in his comments on his Catholic faith (barf).

Over all Ryan didn’t do what he needed to do but also didn’t fail. It was a draw a c relatively boring. Not impressed with the moderator either.

Janet doesn’t agree and thought Ryan was correctly deferential with his elder statesman. I think he should have used humor and assertive boldness and cut the ground out from under the sneering Biden.