Update: A shorter version of what we wrote below: Angry old man yells at Paul Ryan for 90 minutes.
Throughout the debate we were hoping Paul Ryan would start getting tough and do a smackdown on Biden. But the “polite” response is the one that works with the non-committed voters that Romney/Ryan and Obama/Biden need to win.
For Joe Biden it was it was losing ugly. For Paul Ryan it was winning pretty.
Our title says it all. Between the grinning, laughing, mocking, snickers, guffaws, exasperations, snorting, sniffles, and smugness, it was difficult to watch this debate because Joe Biden insulted us all with his buffoonery and clowning. Paul Ryan was respectful but firm and so often interrupted it had to be the purpose of Biden to prevent Ryan from getting his viewpoint communicated.
Our comment section documented the debacle.
Martha Raddatz at the end of the debate asked the candidates if they were “embarrassed by the tone” of this campaign. Tonight the person that had to be embarrassed by the tone is none other and no one but Joe Biden.
On substance the most important answer came at the end as Paul Ryan eloquently and in PowerPoint Presentation staccato fashion punched out Barack Obama’s broken promises and failures. Paul Ryan proved he is ready for high office. Joe Biden proved he is frequently high on strong liquor.
This Danville Debacle Debate demonstrated the characters of the two men. One of these men was an old rude boob clowning on the stage and one was a polite young man willing an able to provide dignified leadership to this nation.