Last night's Vice Presidential debate made one thing abundantly clear: Paul Ryan is in WAY over his head. Sure, we can make the argument that Joe Biden was "rude" with his laughing, interrupting and his use of words like "malarkey." But come on. Biden wiped the floor with Ryan and anyone saying otherwise is just a sore loser. You know things are bad when everyone is jumping on debate moderator Martha Raddatz.
Let's consider the facts: Joe Biden is an elder statesman with a terrifying amount of knowledge of foreign policy. He makes a lot of gaffes, but he always speaks from the heart. Last week, when President Obama so clearly lost the debate to an animated and passionate Mitt Romney, it was precisely because he was outmatched in terms of fire and style. In this case, the loser was Ryan. Plain as day.
So why are some people still claiming it was a "draw"? See below:
Sorry, but last week liberals had to admit they were beaten (though I would argue that substance trumps style and Biden won on both counts). Why can't conservatives do the same?
Your man lost. He stone cold died on the floor. As one of my Facebook friends said: "Life begins at conception and ends when Joe Biden kicks your ass." So yes. That's pretty much how it all went down.
Look, we can sit here and pretend that Ryan looked prepared for the job or that they were evenly matched. But that's a lie. Biden absolutely schooled Ryan who sat back looking like a frightened (yet strangely smug) child. Chastened, indeed.
Look, Ryan, you are playing with the big boys now and the fact is, you don't have the chops. You don't know what you are talking about on foreign policy and you sure as hell don't need to be telling me what to do with my body.
I will readily admit that Obama lost the last debate on style. But Biden? He cleaned up. And anyone saying otherwise is just a sore loser.
Who do you think won the debate?
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