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| October 12, 2012
| Fred Barnes
Posted on 10/11/2012 11:55:00 PM PDT by Zakeet
You dont win a nationally televised debate by being rude and obnoxious. You dont win by interrupting your opponent time after time after time or by being a blowhard. You dont win with facial expressions, especially smirks or fake laughs, or by pretending to be utterly exasperated with what your opponent is saying.
Thats why Vice President Joe Biden didnt win the one and only debate last night with his Republican rival, Mitt Romneys running mate Paul Ryan.
Theres one person who should be delighted with Biden. Thats Al Gore. He had the honor of having delivered the most over the top and weird performance in a presidential campaign debate when he sighed and frowned and acted frustrated in his first debate with George W. Bush in 2000. Now Biden has taken that crownor dunce capfrom Gore.
The only good thing about Thursday nights debate for the Obama campaign was that it involved Biden rather than Obama.
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I'm such a cute, cuddly and clever dumbass!
posted on 10/11/2012 11:55:04 PM PDT
The first rule of holes obviously wasn’t part of Crazy Ol’ Joe’s debate prep regimen.
posted on 10/12/2012 12:01:37 AM PDT
(A founding member of Drunkards for Romney)
posted on 10/12/2012 12:04:22 AM PDT
(Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
posted on 10/12/2012 12:06:26 AM PDT
("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
I only lasted through the first question about the murders in Libya. Biden never really answered the question. Instead, he started listing all of Obama’s foreign policy “achievements” such as “ending the war” in Iraq and getting Bin Laden. Looked like all Biden was going to do was recite the usual lib talking points. Meanwhile, Ryan came back with not only an answer to the original question, but responses to Biden’s propaganda as well. But I decided at that point that the debate spoils tell me nothing about the candidates, so I turned it off.
It irritates me to no end when a politician doesn't answer a question. I get nothing on which to formulate an opinion and to make an educated choice.
This is why you DON’T chance Xanax with Red Bull...!!!
Joe is usually two deep into boilermakers by 9 pm central time, that didn’t help.
posted on 10/12/2012 12:18:33 AM PDT
Wouldn’t that be a BenzoBull???
posted on 10/12/2012 12:21:07 AM PDT
by HiTech RedNeck
(let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
How do they calculate the statistics of how much time each participant was allowed when almost every time Ryan was using his time, Biden spoke over him?
It was officially Ryan's time, but Biden yelled louder and was the voice that was heard. The stupid Obama moderator never tried to shut up biden.
posted on 10/12/2012 12:23:27 AM PDT
posted on 10/12/2012 12:35:28 AM PDT
("Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately." --Joe Biden, 8/22/12)
I think it was Terry Bradshaw that said something like; "An old man with treachery and deceit will always beat a young man with science and education".
It was kind of sad seeing old Joe trying to score points when it was his turn to speak and then talking over Ryan or doing his horse laugh when it was Ryan's turn to respond.
My overall impression is that Biden lost because he refused to engage in the debate an instead resorted to playing the clown. He way overplayed the part and left people wondering if he was on something.
posted on 10/12/2012 1:07:23 AM PDT
(An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
posted on 10/12/2012 2:48:51 AM PDT
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