Who Won the Veep Debate?

People see what they want to see.  So while I thought Joe Biden made himself an unlikable fellow with his rapid blinking and creepy smirk, I wasn’t sure how his mannerisms would play with the rest of the country.

Today, most of the polls seem to show Ryan winning the debate, if narrowly.  But ultimately, I think it was a solid Ryan win.  Biden’s likability factor has been tarnished and sadly, for many Americans, elections are popularity contests.  Biden has been promoted as a man with experience, and Ryan held his own against him, making himself look more vice presidential.  At this stage in the game, even a draw would have been a win for the Romney campaign – basically anything that doesn’t hinder Romney’s momentum is a plus.

Could Ryan have dealt with Biden better?  Probably.  The “liar liar pants on fire” meme has been developing within Democrat ranks since the Romney/Obama debate, and I suspect Obama will bring it to the next debate.  But how does one deal it appropriately?  Is staying calm and pleasantly stating the facts enough?

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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