Posts Tagged ‘VP debate’

Paul Ryan Flies Over The Cuckoos Nest, Trying To Debate Laughing Joe

October 12, 2012

DANVILLE, Ky. — Paul Ryan prepared for several possibilities during his weeks-long debate practice with a Joe Biden stand-in, but arguing with a laughing opponent wasn’t one of them.

“The laughter certainly was not something that we expected,” Mitt Romney campaign spokesman Michael Steel told Yahoo News after the debate.

During the vice presidential debate here Thursday, Biden regularly smiled and laughed out loud while Ryan was speaking, and often chuckled at times when it wasn’t clear what he was smiling about.

Paul Ryan flies over the cuckoos nest. If  Joe doesn’t want to take his medication orally, I’m sure we can arrange that he can have it some other way.

Eye View VP Debate, Was Joe Funny? How Did He Amuse You? Did He Amuse Like A Clown?

October 12, 2012

This time, they didn’t need Big Bird.

Because really, who needed a “Sesame Street” character to grab all the post-debate attention when there was Joe Biden’s smile- or laugh, chuckle, grimace, grin, smirk, or “goofy face,” according to various descriptions?

Whether you loved or hated his performance – a decision that seemed to split (surprise!) along partisan lines – it was Biden who dominated the conversation during and after Thursday’s vice-presidential debate, with his animated facial reactions to almost anything his opponent, Paul Ryan, uttered.

Laughing Joe. One Good Fellow away from the Oval Office..

 

Eye View Politics, VP Debate Tonight, Have A Beer With Those High Stakes

October 11, 2012

Rarely has a vice presidential debate been as crucial as the one between Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday night will be. After Mitt Romney’s lopsided victory over President Obama in Denver last week, the exchange will arrive at a fluid and potentially pivotal moment in the campaign.

For the Obama team, Thursday will offer an opportunity to short-circuit the advances Romney has made since the first presidential debate. For the GOP, Ryan will have a chance to piggyback on Romney’s performance and solidify the gains their ticket has made in recent days. The stakes are also higher than usual because the participants have a standing beyond their roles as running mates. They are real players, not potted plants or a sideshow to the main event.

VP debate tonight. Nothing better at a sideshow than  good stakes and beer.