Skip to comments.A studentís view: Bidenís debate skills rekindle Democratic base
Posted on 10/12/2012 11:45:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
... Throughout the debate the vice president explained to the American people what all the president has accomplished and, in the process, inspired Democrats to recall the presidents success and remember that although Obama may have had one bad day of debating, he has had an amazing four years of leading.
This powerful closing statement, coupled with Bidens statements during the debate, exemplified the fundamental differences between Obama and Romney, between a We are in this together mentality and You are on your own mindset. More importantly, Biden repositioned the theme of this election to the singular challenges facing America rising income inequality and falling social mobility. These hurdles threaten the American dream, leave many Americans struggling to give their children an opportunity to succeed, and trap millions in an inescapable cycle of poverty. By transforming the narrative, outlining the presidents accomplishments, and contrasting the Obama-Biden vision with that of Romney-Ryan, Biden energized Democrats and refocused this election on the insidious inequality that excludes numerous Americans from reaching their dreams.
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Interrupting 82 times in a 90 minute debate is NOT a skill.
Poll taken in California-
Of those switching their vote because of last night’s debate:
59% are going with Romney.
This is wishful thinking from a foreigner that is trying to be relevant in the national question of “why in the hell would anyone in their right mind vote again for this crew”...
My guess is he’s looking for his green card to be finalized or some crap like that. He certainly isn’t here for a legitimate H1-B visa thing....his major is pure trash.
“More importantly, Biden repositioned the theme of this election to the singular challenges facing America rising income inequality and falling social mobility”
...this little commie idiot outta go back to where she came from. She doesn’t have the 1st clue as to how a free market works and she studies “economics”?!
If your base needs “rekindling” 3 weeks before the election, you are toast. These debates are really to convince the unconvinced “independents” which way to go and Ryan aimed at this group and I’d say hit the target while Uncle Joe did not appeal to them, especially women.
Another Ozombie .... the kool-aid is dribbling out of every orifice.
Fired up the base, pissed off the other 2/3rds of American Voters. NOT a winning electoral stategy for team Obama
BS. The VP debate ratings were way down from 2008. Most of the Donkey base was watching baseball.
” rising income inequality and falling social mobility”
Couldn’t be because of the last four years? Nahhh!
This is a dumb article written by a dumb student. Not a word of this has any basis in reality.
I'm not in anything together with the cell phone lady - nor with most of those who are rooting for zero.
“We are in this together mentality “
Liberalspeak for “we will fleece anyone who succeeds, and redistribute the proceeds to the worthless 47%.
It’s always about “other peoples money”.
BFD... satanists will vote for satan’s boy. These people can all FOAD.
I wonder how many GPA points young Neeraj is willing to share with one of his underprivileged classmates.
A student, absolutely clueless as to the fundamental principals of the people, whose interests, he claims to be promoting!
America was never intended to be some form of Marxist Collective; was never dedicated to egalitarian idiocy; was never focused to seek collectivist solutions to individual problems. Rather, we were a settler people, dedicated to limited governmental intrusions into our lives, and unlimited individual possibilities, premised upon maximum individual responsibility.
See America--Grounded On Experience & Reason. If Mr. Salhotra really believes that what Mr. Biden offers is consistent with American principles, he should demand his tuition at Rice be returned. He is not getting educated; only indoctrinated in fallacy.
What a dumbass! Is the writer even aware who has been in charge for the last four years?
“BS. The VP debate ratings were way down from 2008. Most of the Donkey base was watching baseball.”
Most of the donkey base were watching gay porn.
Komrade Biden shows Running Dogs of Amerikan Imperialism Glorious Future Under Bright Shining Obama Sun. Comrades B. Hussein Obama and Joe Biden are a great sun for the people. They are indeed the sun; if you go too close you burn to death and freeze if you go too far away. Though the road ahead may be perilous, lets travel it laughing, with Glorious Clown for Proletariat People Komrade Biden.
She studies classics but does not see history repeating itself.
After reading this article the only thing I could think of was, “and now a word from Professor Irwin Corey”
The infection of liberalism is spreading far and wide....we conservatives are becoming dinosaurs.
I can understand why a liberal student would be impressed with Joe’s debate performance.
Jerky Joe acted like an irresponsible, unruly class clown for the entire debate.
Neeraj is probably a Muslim, and is consequently mandated to vote for his fellow Muslim. Remember, students supported Occupy Wall Street. Make sure you do the opposite of what they do.
Must be why he seemed to morph from Bozo the Clown to Mephistopheles when he began discussing abortion. The ubiquitous laughter was suddenly replaced with a weird, almost whispery, delivery when he began discussing his base's favorite sacrament, the legal "right" to murder the unborn.
Liberals are always there when they need me.
Rice University... same thing as Berkley on the Bayou to me but with a much higher price tag.
This foreign trash is irrelevant to me and should be to anyone else.
This does not matter to sicko-libs. Their brainwashing from 5 to 21 yrs of age has them zombied to the regime. We aren't talking a few anymore. It's close to 50%.
Neeraj Salhotra has the makings of an excellent democrat politician.
This piece really needed a (BARF ALERT!!!)
People like Neeraj Salhotra are ruining this country. His parents like so many others came to U.S. to reap the benefits of hard work and opportunity and to run away from semi-socialist governments.
Here he is, turning this country to what his parents escaped from. Shame on him and his generation.
Weekly Standards Mark Hemingway: Joe Bidens laughing through talking about Iran sanctions?
Washington Examiners Philip Klein: Bidens strategy seems to be to laugh at Ryan constantly. Will it work to infantalize Ryan, or backfire like Gore sighing?
NBCs David Gregory: Bidens smile is out of control.
BuzzFeeds Ben Smith: So did Biden practice laughing at Ryan???
ABCs Rick Klein: Biden on verge of breaking down in laughter when Ryan talks.
Former Eric Cantor staffer Brad Dayspring: Joe Biden needs to realize this isnt a Senate Foreign Relations Hearing. His laughter and condescending attitude is a disaster.
Radio host Neal Boortz: Looking like Bidens gameplan is to laugh his way through this.
Townhall.coms Guy Benson: Will Biden laugh his ass off at the terrible economy, too?
MSNBCs S.E. Cupp: Biden needs to laugh a little less through the Libya, Middle East, nuclear Iran segment.
Washington Posts Chris Cillizza: Ok. I have decided. I find the Biden smile slightly unsettling.
PBS Jeff Greenfield: Biden has always had a smile that at times is really, really inappropriate.
Washington Examiners Paul Bedard: Cant tell yet if Bidens smirking, laughs, eye-rolling, head shaking, works for him or not against the oh-so-young looking eager Ryan.
Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer: Biden is at risk of having his laugh come across like Gores sighs. He should knock it off.
The New York Times Ashley Parker: Bidens grin is Chesire Cat caliber.
Republican strategist Ron Bonjean: Biden laughing does not come off with the intended effect. It is actually hurting him. Looks very condescending.
Movie critic Roger Ebert: Joe! Stop smiling and laughing!
Washington Times Emily Miller: Biden laughing when he disagrees with Ryan is so annoying. Like a child in time out.
Washington Posts Jennifer Rubin: Bidens laughing is losing the debate- obnoxious
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
My post to Neeraj:
Whenever you give them the shot, theyve done it. Theyve done it. Whenever youve leveled the playing field, theyve been able to move.
Neeraj, the comments I make below are not meant to be a personal attack against you or your family. I am sure you are the product of a good family and I wish you well in life.
Neeraj, what part of the playing field is not level? What opportunity have you not had in life? You are enrolled at Rice University. A lot of students have to go to community college. Is that a level playing field? Are you more advantage than those students? Maybe your parents made you study more than the next kid in your class. Or maybe you like to study more than the next kid. Is that fair?
Did you go to the library more than another kid in your class? It is available to all and free. If you did is that fair? Maybe your parents are both college educated and work white collar jobs that pay more than some of your friends families. Is that fair that they worked harder? Should that be taken from them?
I don’t know if your family was born in the U.S. but I ask this. If not, why did they leave their native country? Why didn’t they chose Cuba or Venezuela as a destination? It’s because they have a level playing field....no one gets ahead there.
If you believe in this shared philosophy of the democrats I ask the following question: Would you like it if some of your GPA was taken and given to a student who barely is making a 1.5 GPA because they don’t/won’t study, like to stay out and party all of the time? How much longer would you continue to study if this happened to you?
If you are unwilling to have your GPA shared in this manner, I suggest you re-evaluate your observation of the debate last night.
To the extent that today’s Democrat base are fans of rude, crude, in-your-face, 1960’s SDS sit-in tactics, the writer may have a point.
What has this haji been learning in American college? If he thinks the performance by Plugs constitutes a persuasive argument, he is wasting his time and money.
Of those switching their vote because of last nights debate:
59% are going with Romney.
THANKS for sharing...
This is what “you can’t seeeeee meeeee” looks like when it gets to college.
“the insidious inequality that excludes numerous Americans from reaching their dreams”
The author, as with most leftists/democRat supporters, doesn’t understand that “inequality” is a result of LIBERTY.
The ship of state has struck an iceberg but appears to still be afloat and moving. Captain Obama and Co. are totally unprepared to answer for what they have done and do not articulate any remedy because they have none. Obama and Co. ARE the problem. They have no plan to repair the damage and have absolutely no plan to change course. It's full speed ahead in the midst of an ever-growing ice field. They believe the ONLY COURSE is to replace wealth-creating capitalism with poverty-creating socialism.
When called into question or debate, socialists have difficulty with the substance of ideas and reality. The best they can do is sling metaphors or catch-phrases ("we're in this together") around and hope something sticks. Their best effort is to distract from reality like a dog and pony show on the deck of the sinking (or limping) Titanic and maybe pretend to "help" by rearranging the chairs (in this case handing out Obama phones).
Romney and Ryan need to ignore the Dems flashy distractions (except cursory mention of their purpose to distract) and continue spotlighting Obama's ruinous acts to date and his plans to continue so he can "finish what he started" (sink the ship, so he can get reassigned to a command post in the New World (Socialist) Order ).
“... this Op-Ed was probably written before the debate took place.”
My thought exactly. And, what are the odds that an unknown student could just pen an essay and have it published in the local mainstream paper the very next morning without some ‘fix’ being in?
This person is retarded. These aren't issues for adults.
Even if they were, both issues have gotten worse under Obama.
That’s how it immediately read to me.
Look at this kid’s experience as posted on LinkedIn, and it’s easy to imagine someone on Axelrod’s team having written it for him:
Research Intern at Energy Forum at the Baker Institute for Public Policy
Intern at Center for American Progress
Intern in Office of Management and Administration at White House
Research Intern at Baker Institute for Public Policy Energy Forum
Intern at Clean Line Energy Partners
Research Intern at James A. Baker III Institute For Public Policy
Acting like a complete jack@zz is NOT a “debate skill”.
This explains the Rat mentality. Adolescent and repugnant.
BIDEN won the debate only if you are an Anti American SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC COMMIE.
All dims are evil... even those that do not know it. Some republicans are evil... but not in numbers like the dims.
BIDEN won the debate only if you are an Anti American SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC COMMIE.
What Neeraj Salhotra doesn’t tell readers: he was a staffer in the Obama White House.
If he lies about himself, imagine the lies he’ll tell about the debate!