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.
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.
Palin was better than expected, but Biden suplanted her anyway...
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.
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.
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.
He probably wanted to avoid people feeling sorry for her because she got tough questions from that big bad man...
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.
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.
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! "
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''
by Dave McClure 9 years ago
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by Money Fairy 6 years ago
I think Biden nailed it!!! What did you think?
by Eric Dierker 5 years ago
Do you think Obama and Biden acted respectfully and professional during the debates?Where I come from facial antics and constant interruptions are rude and not respectful. It has bothered me so much that it is changing my vote. I can just see one them acting that way with a foreign President. And...
by SEXYLADYDEE 5 years ago
Politics- When you watched the debates did you take anything useful away from them?Today debates seem so organized and staged to me. What did you learn from them? No bashing here. Please just share useful information.
by Mike Russo 2 years ago
The current debate format is a farce and is nothing more than a slug fest that we watch. The moderators have little to no control over the debaters. John Donvan has a petition that proposes change the current format to the Oxford style format where the debates are done in a civil manner...
by Annette Thomas 7 years ago
..............he has lots of experience in foreign affairs.
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