Thursday's vice presidential debate will not receive nearly as much attention as the battles between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. After all, the debates between the vice presidential candidates are a bit like watching AAA baseball. Right now, most voters are focused on the people running for the highest office in the land. Nevertheless, vice presidential debates have a colorful history. Although they don't do much to affect the results of the actual campaign, they can have an effect on the future of a candidate's career regardless of whether the ticket wins or loses. (Snip) In 1976, Sen. Bob
Comments: I get the ''hidden''message in this article. Ryan had better not be too nasty on poor Joe Biden because that might ruin Ryan's political career. The leftist press whores might write about that ''mean smart Republican policy wonk.'' I don't know how Biden can even imagine running for president in 2016 when he's profoundly failed more than once and today often doesn't even know where he is standing.
Silly article. Palin cleaned the floor with Biden. McCain was the dead weight on that ticket.
Quayle was picked because GHWB wanted a young, handsome guy to balance his age and "out-of-touchness." GHWB was behind with women with he picked Quayle. I don't get the appeal but Dan Q did his job, raising GHWB's share of the women vote. Remind me again--who won that election?
Ford was never going to win post-Watergate. Once again, Dole did his job as hatchet man.
The only part that is correct here is Cheney's destruction of My Little Pony...
Never forget that Obama CHOSE this ignoramus to be VP. ONE heartbeat away from President. He ain't your grandpa. He is a viscious,lieing phony rich white man pretending to be a "coaltown" man. Did I mention he is stupid too?
I was ok with the article. I am a Palin fan but I am interest in the critique in this article. I am such a Palin fan I would not be capable of watching objectively in 2008. It would be interesting to watch again now.
All i remember about the debate was that stupid admitted the invasion of Iraq was legal under international law. I had been having a big argument with a coworker who said it wasn't so biden's statement that it was legal was gratifying.
"After all, the debates between the vice presidential candidates are a bit like watching AAA baseball. Right now, most voters are focused on the people running for the highest office in the land. Nevertheless, vice presidential debates have a colorful history. Although they don't do much to affect the results of the actual campaign,..."
Right. And everything will happen as before, so mote it be!
"After all, the debates between the vice presidential candidates are a bit like watching AAA baseball." Not true...this one's gonna have more entertainment value for your hard earned dollar than any comedy that's currently on tv. I'll guarantee that Plugs sticks his foot in his mouth every other answer. I'm looking forward to laughing as hard as I did in the uncut Blazing Saddles!
This writer is full of it. Sarah Palin wiped the floor with Joe Biden during the VP debate of 2008.
And now this little CNN scribbler is just brimming with CW (conventional wisdom) about the upcoming Ryan-Biden match.
Funny thing about CW. Sometimes it proves 100% wrong -- as it was in its predictions about the first Romney-Obama Remember how every pundit & reporter was instructing us that "debates never make much difference"?
Let's see, Bob Dole ran for President several times after 1976 and was finally the Republican nominee in 1996. Where he did as poorly in the general election as the primary voters in previous years had expected. Dan Quayle, please name the VP to a single term President who went on to have much of a political career after that? For that matter, name me the VP candidate on a losing ticket where that was not the high water mark of their political career?
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When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
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A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
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New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at