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What did y'all think of the debates?

  1. hot dorkage profile image79
    hot dorkageposted 8 years ago

    IMHO Palin actually did better than I thought she would, but Biden won, mainly because Palin sideswiped many questions and instead substituted some flawlessly delivered lines that her supporters are sure to lap up and some of them almost made sense!   Both debaters (if you really want to call them that) were courteous, looked good, and made eye contact.    Biden was just right in the win, neither too chivalrous and smug, nor a barracuda on a shameless feeding frenzy.  . His rep is to be a bit windy -- clearly his prep included timing his answers to fit in. 

    Here is my online response to the debates --  I'd make it a hub but hubpages does not allow this kind of tinkering. 

    http://dorkage.net/2008/10/sarah-palin-answer-oracle/

    1. Dorsi profile image92
      Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Great website you have over there! Love it!

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image87
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I agree with you on both. Palin saved face.Biden didn't put his foot in his mouth-- except when he misrepresented some facts about candidate votes. Both did well.

  3. anime_nanet profile image61
    anime_nanetposted 8 years ago

    Palin was better than expected, but Biden suplanted her anyway...

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    SirDentposted 8 years ago

    Well I agree in that Palin did better than I expected also. In my opinion neither one did a very good job. I was disappointed greatly after 45 minutes and turned it off. Mostly all they did was blow the horns of the presidential candidates. Neither one asnwered a question directly for the part I watched.

    1. Dorsi profile image92
      Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Palin did better than I expected. I was really sort of disappointed- I guess I was expecting more fire from Biden I guess. He seemed kind of subdued last night.

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        daflaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Biden did not dare attack her anymore than he did, or he'd be lambasted in the media.  She did o.k., except that she refused to do it by the rules, and she refused to answer some questions fully, or at all.  I think he got a kick out of her.

        1. Dorsi profile image92
          Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          They seemed to have a genuine respect for one another, which I appreciated, and yes Biden did seem to get a kick out her. I really like Biden alot.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    He probably wanted to avoid people feeling sorry for her because she got tough questions from that big bad man...

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      daflaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, and now have you heard?  She's not going to be allowed to have any interviews until the election.  This is all too strange to be true.  This is not the McCain that ran in 2000.  He's really losing it.

  6. hot dorkage profile image79
    hot dorkageposted 8 years ago

    Well nobody really expected a REAL debate -- any novice high school debater could have trounced either of them, but to understand that, you must understand a little rhetoric and logic, and the American voter by and large votes on the sizzle not the steak.    It was political posturing and fan feeding.  I just wonder why they let her say "nucular"  they must have done a study to show that her fans prefer it that way.

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      daflaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Bush says "nucular".  As it was explained on CNN, I believe, the purpose of the VP debates is for them to praise their candidates, not to address issues.  They're not trying to sell themselves, they're trying to sell their candidates.  That was her mistake...she was trying to sell herself.

      Well, I guess she had no choice, because otherwise, she's have nothing to sell.

  7. DJ Funktual profile image87
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Wow all of your comments are spot on with what I saw!   

    I don't know if you guys have ever seen it, but Palin and her prepped responses sounded an awful lot like the episode of The Simpons when Mr. Burns tries to change his image while running for governor and he decides to go have dinner at the Simpson home as a publicity stunt.  In fact, Mr. Burns he even says "Every Johnny Six Pack will be eating out of my hands!!"  Hilarious!  the episode is called  Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish and it's from Season 2 Disc One for you Netflix renters. 


    BUT BACK TO REALITY...  Palin actually pitched for Legislative powers as VP!  That was humble!   "No dear, the Executive branch is different than the Legislative branch.  It's called checks and balances.

    Oh and she won't do anymore interviews either!   sheesh.  Nice plug for her new reality show ..... Hawkey Mawm fe President where Sarah will (a la Goldie Hawn in PROTOCOL) save the middle east with her small town charm.  All she needs is a shot in the ass!  LOLOLOL 

    On the Fact Check Sheet I've read: She outscored him in lies/exageration by a 8-3 margin!

    LOL.  They told her "Say Nuculur.  It speaks to our new base! "

  8. DJ Funktual profile image87
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    By the time this paid political announcement is done, every
       Johnny Lunchpail in this whole stupid state will be eating
       out of my hands.  [realizes the camera is on]  Oh, hello, friends.
       -- Monty Burns presents his campaign advertisement,
          ``Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish''

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      daflaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That's Joe Sixpack, thank you very much.  wink

  9. DJ Funktual profile image87
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    LOL

  10. DJ Funktual profile image87
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    I'm think Tina Fey deserves our vote!

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    chandu_spsposted 8 years ago

    she is too beautiful

    1. dingdong profile image60
      dingdongposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Who is? lol

 
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