Skip to comments.Towery (Pollster): Debate Will Be Remembered for Biden's 'Clown Faces'
Posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:09 AM PDT by Qbert
While Paul Ryan showed his nerves in Thursdays debate by drinking enough water to be a camel, vice president Joe Bidens 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. Thats going to be what people are talking about tomorrow.
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 Gingrichs 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.
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.
For a guy whos 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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