I have to admit that I tuned into the debate late; I was watching the football game and only was able to play catch up. Additionally, I admit to being a member of the “Ryan is going to kick his ass” club after the Romney-Obama debate last week.
That said. Here Goes.
The take away from the Presidential debate was that Obama didn’t call out Romney on perceived lies and that he didn’t exert himself in regards to the moderator. Further, I get the feeling that folks didn’t think that Obama “spoke to them.”
Biden delivered on all accounts. Joe was aggressive, he called bullshit when he saw it [right or wrong] and he drove the conversation. Further, it is clear, starkly clear, that Biden has two advantages over Ryan:
- He is incredibly more comfortable in the rough and tumble debate format than Ryan.
- His foreign policy experience dwarfs Ryan’s.
Obama was criticized for letting Romney control the conversation, for “lying” and for being less than aggressive. Biden rang the bell on all counts.
I think people will resonate with that.
With that said, Biden looked like a fool; he was openly laughing and smirking the entire time. He played the part of the ass. It turned me off, but the rest of the folks? We’ll see.
Biden by 5 points.