VP Debate: Who Do You Think Won?

Tell us who you thought did better in Thursday night's debate: Vice President Joe Biden or Congressman Paul Ryan.

The single vice-presidential debate is over – a swift, lively, and often contentious exchange between Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, a Republican.

Now it's your turn. How did the candidates do?

Was it Joe Biden with his talk of "malarkey"? Or Paul Ryan with his workmanlike demeanor?Eli

And what did you think of Martha Raddatz, the moderator?       

Have you been swayed? Let us know in the comments.

Lorraine F October 12, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Was that a debate? The moment the candidates started into a substantive discussion, the moderator, et. al. moved to another subject. Everything that was discussed was already well known.
Manifold Witness October 13, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Biden lost Clintonesquely. Biden had to go in there and be an intentional, huge, silly distraction. So no one would notice that big fat lie about Libya. Biden would swear that “we” did not have a security request from that US Embassy. And then the White House Press Secretary would quickly define “we”. Done & done. Speaking of funny definitions, asking for “12 guards plus military trainers” to defend the US Embassy in Libya is being defined by the administration as tantamount to asking for the “the sun, the moon and the stars”: “In a House hearing on Wednesday, a State Department employee, Eric Nordstrom, said he told his superiors twice that the embassy mission needed more armed security… In a July cable, he said he wanted 12 guards plus military trainers…Beyond putting his assessment on paper, Nordstrom made that request verbally to a State Department officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. ‘His response to that was, 'You're asking for the sun, moon, and the stars,' Nordstrom said.’” http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/oct/12/joe-biden/biden-says-we-werent-told-Libya-security-requests/ Asking for “12 guards plus military trainers” to defend the US Embassy in Libya is defined as asking for the “the sun, the moon and the stars”? Could other expenses have been reduced a tad to enable the US to afford security in Libya? http://libertyagainstpower.com/Obama.pdf Who won? Not Obama & Biden.
Manifold Witness October 13, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I...did..not...have ....sexual....relations...with...that....woman. (Bill Clinton lie.) Define "is" to try to get himself out of it. We...did...not...have...a...security...request...from...that....US Embassy. (Biden lie.) Define "we" to try to get themselves out of it.


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