With his derisive laughter, zombie eye-rolling, feigned incredulity, exaggerated theatrical gestures, continual interruptions, and over-all condescension, Vice Presidential smirk monkey Joe Biden negated any gains he hoped to make at last night’s V.P. debate. Biden’s performance sealed the deal for him… as the simpleton from Scranton and America’s permanent political huckster. Debate moderator, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, failed to control all-show Joe and left many yearning for Jim Lehrer.
Although GOP Vice Presidential candidate 42-year-old Rep Paul Ryan is 27 years younger than 69-year-old Biden, he was resolute, reassuring, and ready to take on the smart-aleck. Ryan was clearly the adult seated at the debate desk in Danville.
Polls from CNBC and CNN revealed Ryan won.
Here’s just a sampling of Twitterverse take-aways (comments from FOX News contributors are at end of article):
Ed Rollins – Fox News contributor, Republican strategist, former Huckabee presidential campaign manager
President Obama in his debate with Gov. Romney seemed to be missing in action. Vice President Joe Biden should have been. He was rude, talked non-stop and did nothing to further the discussion in a serious way. He was like a Cheshire cat with his inappropriate smile, and it was like a political speech without anybody else in the dialogue.
Paul Ryan was knowledgeable and tried to have a serious discussion on very important issues. Biden insisted on talking over him. …
This ended up like being trapped in a bar next to a know-it-all drunk. Biden wasn’t drinking but he reinforced why he only got 1 % of the vote when he ran for president four years ago.
Ryan made a favorable impression. Biden reinforced the impression that he’s a blowhard! Ryan helped his ticket. Biden hurt his. …
Joe Trippi – Democrat political analyst, former Howard Dean campaign manager, Fox News contributor
Ryan surprised with his grasp of foreign policy… Biden looked confident and in command, but might have come across as condescending at times.
Andrea Tantaros – Co-host of ‘The Five’, columnist for New York Daily News
While Thursday’s vice presidential debate didn’t change the minds of voters in either party, independents and women will only remember Biden’s bizarre behavior — and not in a good way. Vice President Joe Biden lost on style and likely turned off women with his disrespectful, jerky mannerisms. Congressman Paul Ryan was steady and played it safe.
It was a draw on substance. Ryan won on the economy and entitlements. Biden bungled on Libya, but he won on Afghanistan. But as hard as Biden tried to overcompensate for President Obama’s poor performance, the memory of his disaster in Denver wasn’t repaired in Danville.
Dick Morris – Fox News contributor, political commentator, author
I think Biden raises serious questions about his ability to be a heartbeat away from the president. His inappropriate conduct is glaring and will backfire with the American people. He had no dignity or presidentiality.
Chris Wallace - host of FOX News Sunday, blasted Biden’s antics:
…[I've] never seen anyone be so disrespectful in a presidential or vice presidential debate.
And Wallace said that he’d seen most of them — all but the first four in 1960. He called his demeanor “unprecedented.” “I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a debate in which one participant was as openly disrespectful of the other as Biden was to Paul Ryan tonight,” Wallace said.
He added: “It was openly contemptuous and disrespectful.”