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Biden bites back! Smirking,
finger-jabbing Joe delights
Democrats as he lays into
nice guy Paul Ryan in big
debate...but will it help
Obama's flagging campaign?

Daily Mail (UK), by Toby Harnden & Hugo Gye

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/12/2012 12:10:08 AM

A finger-jabbing Joe Biden assailed Paul Ryan tonight in a high-octane vice-presidential debate that will delight Democrats after President Barack Obama's poor showdown with Mitt Romney. But the restrained, reasoned and mature performance of his much-younger rival during the often brutal 90-minute confrontation limited any clear claims of victory for Biden and the Obama campaign. The big question in the next few days will be whether Biden's energetic display will be enough to turn around the Obama campaign, which has been struggling ever since last week's limp performance in Denver. While Biden’s animated demeanour, punctuated with

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottish girl, 10/12/2012 12:19:01 AM     (No. 8927297)

Disgusting behavior from Biden. CNN has Ryan as the winner.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: asu86pe, 10/12/2012 12:19:24 AM     (No. 8927299)

Why did Joe feel he needed to yell at Martha?

I thought she was on their side when she interupted Rep. Ryan the three or four times that I noticed.

I guess Joe and BO just hate everyone; State/intelligence community as the latest bus treaded group by Obie and Joe.

Is it November 6th yet?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DaisyMae, 10/12/2012 12:19:32 AM     (No. 8927300)

It was the finger jabbing that got me--even my little grandson knows not to point.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/12/2012 12:23:11 AM     (No. 8927307)

Martha was a despicable partisan, she has the credibility of any other lib, 0.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/12/2012 12:24:03 AM     (No. 8927309)

Mannerisms overrode any discussion. Biden loud, laughing, gesticulating, finger jabs, "Look", "Listen". Apparently, handlers got a message to him that this was not working, as the last 30 minutes he switched to whispering. Is there something funny about the trouble this country is in? Chuckles thinks its a big laugh.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 10/12/2012 12:25:57 AM     (No. 8927315)

...I understand tht Axelrod took over the debate prep with Biden...I'm sure he had some influence on what we were presented with...

...the dem's are sure to be gleeful over it, but I don't think it's going to be playing well over the days ahead. But I will say, he was much more awake than 0bama was. They must have slipped him something...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/12/2012 12:34:36 AM     (No. 8927346)

What a debacle - Raddatz hadn't the first idea how to manage the evening - she was weak in discipline and sorely biased towards Biden - she let him hog the air time,she interrupted Ryan, who was brief and to the point but seldom got to complete his point before she cut him off to move onto the next topic. Biden's behavior was disgusting, reeking of derision for "my friend", a disgrace to the office of the presidency in full public view. He must be retired - like yesterday. Kudos to Ryan for keeping his cool and refusing to be drawn into a knock down drag out verbal dogfight.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Calico Al, 10/12/2012 12:41:38 AM     (No. 8927358)

Raddatz interupted Ryan almost as much as Biden did.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 500What, 10/12/2012 1:37:46 AM     (No. 8927433)

Ryan should have fought back, he was totally un-assertive and let biden walk on him. Yes, Bidens stupid expressions and mannerisms lessened the blow...but our future depends on this election and Ryan didnt fight for it tonight like he needed to.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rambo77, 10/12/2012 2:13:10 AM     (No. 8927460)

Who would you rather have in your fox hole when the terrorists are moving through your 'burb? Biden or Ryan? I'd go with Paul.
Just a thought.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: danu, 10/12/2012 2:46:36 AM     (No. 8927474)

From dull to dangerous, one was on downers the other is on....?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Muguy, 10/12/2012 4:03:16 AM     (No. 8927508)

Yet another attempt to focus on the rude and 'aggressive' behavior of Biden versus someone trying to lay out his position--

What did Bite Me actually say? He acted like he wanted specifics of some issue and then rudely interrupted.

What the hell is the PLAN of the current regime--it seems like a plan of stumbling errors laced with typical demonrat propaganda and -bating of all sorts.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 10/12/2012 11:04:29 AM     (No. 8928188)

Ryan looked weak, whatever stupid act Joe put on will rally the base. A lecture on politics from Ryan won't win us anything. We need fighters.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/12/2012 11:36:25 AM     (No. 8928263)

The ONLY people biden was trying to reach were the lowest common denominator in the demonrat party. It probably worked. Nothing gained by obama except to bring back some of the loser-liberals he lost after the debate with Mitt Romney.. Keep smirking, joe! We appreciate it! IMO, Paul Ryan handled the debate perfectly well and wasn't about to be dragged down in the mud with crazy-joe OR Nurse Ratchet. As for the GOP needing "fighters", I disagree. We need candidates like Romney/Ryan who have integrity and will get the Economy in this Country back on track, with full employment, drilling, repealing obamacare, etc.. BTW, I don't think there is ANYTHING that will help "obama's flagging campaign".

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