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Towery (Pollster): Debate Will Be Remembered for Biden's 'Clown Faces'
NewsMax ^ | 12 Oct 2012 | Paul Scicchitano

Posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:09 AM PDT by Qbert

While Paul Ryan showed his nerves in Thursday’s debate by drinking “enough water to be a camel,” vice president Joe Biden’s performance was marked by “clown faces, grimaces, and smiles,” debate expert and pollster Matt Towery tells Newsmax.

“His facial reactions were like that of a novice debater, who was in his first debate round — perhaps in junior varsity,” observed Towery in an exclusive interview. “I mean continuing to make clown faces, and grimaces and smiles. That’s going to be what people are talking about tomorrow.”

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“No one probably imagined that he would interpret a smile as being just an out and out uncontrollable sort of toothy smile that overwhelmed the camera — and the shaking of the head that seemed to be just plain disrespectful,” said Towery, who was former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s first debate coach. “And if anyone had any idea, that they intended to go split camera, he should have been much better prepared as to how he was going to respond to that.”

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“Ryan really comes away with more from that debate,” said Towery, who noted that the Obama campaign had attempted to portray Ryan as “somehow not only to the right of Romney, but somehow dangerously to the right — sort of a wildman."

Ryan came into the debate very controlled, said Towery. "If anything he was a little bit more subdued.”

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“For a guy who’s 42 years old to be subdued is about the only way to keep from appearing to appear almost immature,” said Towery. “Had he been bouncing around all over the place in that debate it would not have come across as him being the aggressor. It would have come across as him being a neophyte and wet behind the ears.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012polls; 2012veep; adultchildren; biden; paulryan; vpdebate

1 posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:15 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

this debate is already forgotten....


2 posted on 10/12/2012 7:07:07 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ->The Jason Blair administration)
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To: Qbert

Going in I thought a big risk for Obama was that Biden would come to be seen as the smart one on the ticket. They managed to avoid falling into that trap.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 7:08:31 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Qbert

If I had Biden’s money, I could laugh at anything also. How does a lifetime in “public service” pay so well?


4 posted on 10/12/2012 7:09:57 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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5 posted on 10/12/2012 7:13:14 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Qbert

6 posted on 10/12/2012 7:13:31 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: stylin19a
The fact that the current Vice President is mentally unbalanced is not forgotten. If folks had tried to ignore it before, they can't do that after last night.

We have under a month but there's still time to replace Biden.

He is, to use a Democratofascist "Term' ~ S C A R E Y

7 posted on 10/12/2012 7:14:49 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jumpmaster

How does a lifetime in “public service” pay so well?


I also wondered why someone would spend $15-$20 million dollars to win a job that pays $175,000 per year. And then we found out about this scandal last year — Congress has exempted itself from insider-trading laws:

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/11/18/insider-trading-congress/

An outrage!


8 posted on 10/12/2012 7:18:32 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: Fresh Wind
If I can see your first molars, you are definitely past the smile category and into rictus.

Creepy.

9 posted on 10/12/2012 7:19:05 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Qbert

Come on folks...it’s called respect, sophistication and manners. Yes, manners even in a debate. If you need a replacement for Big Bird then Joe’s your man. If you think it’s time to put a statesman back to help lead this great Nation in these troubled times then Ryan clearly was the winner.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 7:22:22 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: AnAmericanMother

He didn’t get the veneer on his lower teeth. You can see how yellow they are.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 7:25:43 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: stylin19a

I suspect not. Once the reruns start happening it’s going to put Biden in a bad light. The RNC already has a great commercial on it.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 7:29:33 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

"Going in I thought a big risk for Obama was that Biden would come to be seen as the smart one on the ticket. They managed to avoid falling into that trap."

I wonder sometimes if Obama chose Biden for VP in large part because he's such a buffoon. Obama, like most Narcissists, views himself as the smartest man that ever lived- but at the same time, he doesn't like anyone to challenge this pristine view (and he struggles hard to control his inner rage in the rare occasions when anyone does challenge him). Having a credible, intelligent VP would actually be a threat to Obama's view of himself... so he chose Biden.

13 posted on 10/12/2012 7:30:31 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: stylin19a

All you have to do in a debate with liberals is make screwy clown faces, then you win.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 7:33:34 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Qbert

The strategy must have been to make Obummer look like the voice of reason.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 7:33:41 AM PDT by Calpublican
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To: Qbert

Exactly, I was waiting for Ryan to ask the moderator for a restroom break.


16 posted on 10/12/2012 7:35:11 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman
What was with the “smile” and the giggling? He obviously was prepared. But the weird smile made him seem not quite normal. Did he overdo a recommendation to appear friendly? Had he a drink too many? Is the pressure getting to him?
17 posted on 10/12/2012 8:02:24 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Qbert
The thing I remember about the Al Gore / George Bush debate was the insulting way Al Gore rolled his eyes repeatedly.

And the way Gore would sigh - as if just talking to a conservative was too demeaning for him. I hated Gore for that ... every eye roll was also meant for me - for my family and for people like me.

Gore was insulting.

Almost as insulting as Biden was last night toward Ryan and all conservatives.

18 posted on 10/12/2012 8:08:01 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: Calpublican

"The strategy must have been to make Obummer look like the voice of reason."

Maybe so.

But at the same time, I think Biden's arrogant rudeness significantly undercuts Obama's rhetoric that his ticket will work with the opposition party (which of course is an absolute joke, in reality).

When his own VP is sneering away and deriding everything his opponent is saying- regardless of the substance or seriousness of the issue, it begs the question, how are Democrats going to work with Republicans when the Dems obviously aren't willing to listen to a single thing Republicans have to say? The Dems have failed time and time again the last four years... yet, they are obstinately opposed to any new solutions.

19 posted on 10/12/2012 8:10:13 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Yep, Paul Ryan vs. Jackass the Clown.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 8:17:15 AM PDT by MCH
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To: Qbert

“...kind of a grin; with a body behind it...” - Clint Eastwood


21 posted on 10/12/2012 8:24:35 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Qbert
When his own VP is sneering away and deriding everything his opponent is saying- regardless of the substance or seriousness of the issue, it begs the question, how are Democrats going to work with Republicans when the Dems obviously aren't willing to listen to a single thing Republicans have to say? The Dems have failed time and time again the last four years... yet, they are obstinately opposed to any new solutions.

Well Said!

22 posted on 10/12/2012 2:57:12 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: Qbert
When his own VP is sneering away and deriding everything his opponent is saying- regardless of the substance or seriousness of the issue, it begs the question, how are Democrats going to work with Republicans when the Dems obviously aren't willing to listen to a single thing Republicans have to say? The Dems have failed time and time again the last four years... yet, they are obstinately opposed to any new solutions.

Well Said!

23 posted on 10/12/2012 3:02:03 PM PDT by Calpublican
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