Liveblogging/Livetweeting the 2012 Vice-Presidential Debate
Patrick Laverty >> Amazing that you can be disrespectful, angry and condescending in a debate and still be thought of as having won. #SympathyVote
Justin Katz >> After sleeping on it: That debate was bizarre. This cartoon captures it: http://ow.ly/eqi6b
Justin Katz >> Suspect we’ll be seeing much more of this sort of thing http://youtu.be/_FEXI4taZW0
Justin Katz >> For some reason, I awake this morning with this classic movie clip in mind: http://youtu.be/5TPdUK78T64
Justin Katz >> One more. That was fast: http://youtu.be/PCtemaHgjyA
Justin Katz >> Old Seinfeld joke: The finger on the remote control is last bodypart to go to sleep. New reality: substitutes mouse clicker. Goodnight!
David Burge @iowahawkblog >> #ThingsThatMakeBidenLaugh thermonuclear war, dead ambassadors, $16 trillion debts, wacky Hindu convenience store clerks << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Patrick Laverty >> @JustinKatzRI That adds up to just short of 82 minutes. I wonder how they count the time they talked over each other.
Ramesh Ponnuru @RameshPonnuru >> Email reminds me why Biden could say Medicare Advantage rolls are going up: Admin started legally ?able demo project to get through election << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Justin Katz >> Summary of Biden on abortion: I believe human life starts at conception, but I won’t tell anybody else when they can kill their children.
William L Patenaude @CatholicEcology >> Amen: “My faith informs me about how to take care of the vulnerable, about how to make sure that people have a chance in life.” @PaulRyanVP << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Gerry McCracken @GerryMcCracken >> @EdMorrissey @IngrahamAngle “If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet” Proverbs 29:9 << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Justin Katz >> “More telling is my apolitical wife, who watched the debate for 20 min & left the room. ‘I can’t take Biden any more!'” http://ow.ly/epT0j
Steven A. Cook @stevenacook >> I dont understand the spin room? Why report on the lies ppl tell? << Retweeted by Andrew Morse
Justin Katz >> Krauthammer: On transcript, tie. Radio, Biden won. TV, Ryan won.
Justin Katz >> Looks like you may only get two bites at thuh (sp?) apple.
Todd Kincannon @ToddKincannon >> Key statistic of the debate: Joe Biden interrupted Paul Ryan 96 times. Paul Ryan interrupted Joe Biden 6 times. << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Justin Katz >> Chris Wallace: I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a debate in which one member was so openly disrespectful.
Justin Katz >> Wishful thinking or spin? RT @robertawalshjr: Game Changed Back! VP did what he needed to do!
Justin Katz >> Biden laughed at 10% unemployment in Scranton (sp?)
_spell @_spell >> @JustinKatzRI ‘Sustern’ could be Cistern, Sustain, Sister, Austen, Astern, Stern, Sisters, Subteen, Justen, Sistering or Eastern. << Retweeted by Justin Katz
_spell @_spell >> @JustinKatzRI Sumptuous spelling! ‘using’ is right! << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Justin Katz >> Did anybody else know that using (sp?) in a tweet generates an automatic thesaurus reply? Neat.
Justin Katz >> Greta Sustern (sp?): I was surprised that I didn’t like Joe Biden, there.
Justin Katz >> At least on Fox, Biden demeanor is the bipartisan story of the debate. If that’s broadly true, it’s not good for Biden.
Andrew Morse >> David Axelrod uses a rehearsed glib line criticizing rehearsed glib lines. #meta
Andrew Morse >> Chuck Todd is saying Ryan did enough to show he’d be able to be Prez if necessary, which is the most important thing in a VP debate.
Justin Katz >> @candrewmorse @DeeDeQuattro Depends on criteria. Undecideds looking for a #2 guy? Don’t know. Looked like a jerk.
Andrew Morse >> .@DeeDeQuattro …so many will just go with “I’ll take the free stuff Joe Biden is giving away!”
Justin Katz >> Democrat stalwart Joe Trippi found Biden’s smirking “condescending and overdone”
Andrew Morse >> .@DeeDeQuattro Ryan wasn’t clear enough on the wonky stuff to swing many undecideds…
Andrew Morse >> .@DeeDeQuattro Mild victory for Biden.
Rich Lowry @RichLowry >> Ryan finished strong last half hr; how u judge first hr depends on what you make of biden’s jerkiness << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Elizabeth Scalia @TheAnchoress >> Much more interested in public read than press reax << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Justin Katz >> @marccomtois @AaronFrechette Well, that’s not surprising. I’ll say that she was more rational than Biden.
Justin Katz >> Fox news: Biden 41 minutes 50 sec. Ryan 40 min 5 sec.
OSTPA @OSTPA1 >> VP debate, Raddatz did a great job as moderator << Retweeted by Andrew Morse
Marc Comtois >> Welp, there’s an hour and a half I’ll never get back. Start spinning! OUT.
Marc Comtois >> @JustinKatzRI : @AaronFrechette isn’t alone. it’s a developing establishment meme. Many MSMers, pollsters, beltway types tweeted out same.
Josh Barro @jbarro >> This debate was a draw. Will read to most voters as two guys bickering, often incomprehensibly. << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Justin Katz >> What??? RT @aaronfrechette: Can I nominate the level headed Martha Radditz for VP instead of either of these clowns? They’re immature…
MARK SIMONE @MarkSimoneNY >> Dick Morris: “My take on debate: No impact on the election. Boring. Politicians squabbling.” << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> Stylistic observation: Ryan needed to hit the emotional tone in his final set of answers, in a few answers directly to Biden.
Tom E. Curran @tomecurran >> Follow me! My feed is free of political or religious commentary! Because I don’t care what you think and you don’t care what I think. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> Didn’t Biden vote for the September 11 AUMF and the War in Iraq?
Ramesh Ponnuru @RameshPonnuru >> Oh, now Raddatz wants to “calm things down.” What a hack. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Justin Katz >> Oops. Nope. But Ryan should have emphasized that Biden voted for military actions.
Justin Katz >> Is Biden getting both the first word and the last word?
Taylor Twellman ✔ @TaylorTwellman >> If every defender that I played against called me “my friend” every time he kicked elbowed and tackled me, I would punch him #VPdebate << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Kaczynski @BuzzFeedAndrew >> So Joe Biden contradicted the State Department on Benghazi security. http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/11/biden_contradicts_state_department_on_benghazi_security … << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Ramesh Ponnuru @RameshPonnuru >> I preferred the Biden who wanted to overturn Roe. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Newt Gingrich ✔ @newtgingrich >> Biden absurdly wrong “syria five times bigger than libya” FACTS libya 679,362 square miles- syria 71, 500 biden totally wrong << Retweeted by Andrew Morse
Matt Allen @MattAllenShow >>@marccomtois wow you’re right Marc. I’m watching on tv now from the beginning. The meter does not like Biden. << Retweeted by Andrew Morse
Justin Katz >> Interesting Biden move: turn a question about negative ads into a negative ad against his opposition after a debate of anger and sneering.
kirsten powers ✔ @kirstenpowers10 >> Biden’s ‘i accept the church’s teaching that abortion is murder” but people shld be able to do it is 1 of the most specious args ever made << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Christine Rousselle @crousselle >> I’m in a room full of Catholics and we all just guffawed at Biden. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Monique C >> @CAndrewMorse I see. Take no option off the table, at least, not publicly.
Justin Katz >> Am I wrong to see bias in the fact that they’re not showing Biden’s (audible) scoffing about Ryan’s emotional pro-life statement?
Andrew Morse >> @MoniqAR …if they think the US administration is hyperadverse to using force against force in the ME?
Mary Paoletti @Mary_Paoletti >> Biggest thing I take from the debate: If a person addresses you as “My friend,” he wants to rip out your eyeballs & pee in your skull. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> @MoniqAR If the attackers regard Benghazi as a success, what’s stopping them from escalating, on a future September 11…
Andrew Morse >> @MoniqAR Saying no boots on the ground in the Middle East; how do we respond then if another attack starts?
Monique C >> @CAndrewMorse How?
Kristina @KristinaRibali >> Sitting in a house with three independents. They find Biden very rude and bullish. Their words. #vpdebate << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> Vice President Biden has to realize he is risking greenlighting more Benghazi style attacks.
Andrew Morse >> Ryan doesn’t do gray eminenceness on foreign policy very well.
Mary Katharine Ham @mkhammer >> I never dislike the moderator as much as others seem to. Except for this time: http://ow.ly/epQ7J << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Drew Ryun @DrewRyun >> The Graph! The Graph! Wow. The focus group hates Biden. I think he’s been north of the line once while Ryan rockets above it every time. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Michael Graham @MGraham969 >> Anyone who thinks anything is happening OTHER THAN Biden screwing himself, you’re over dosing on Kool-Aid << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Jay Severin III @Jay_Severin >> Is this broadcast Fully or partially paid for by Obama campaign? Is Martha Raddatz Fully or Partially paid by Obama campaign? << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> Biden answers with classic D incoherence: Timeline is tough on our allies, and [implied] who cares about impact on our enemies.
Joe Henchman @jdhenchman >> Biden says you need to cut off help or else people will never step up for themselves. He was referring to Afghanistan but it’s broadly true << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Justin Katz >> I have to wonder if the Obama/Biden strategy is now to suppress voter turnout through frustration with the whole crappy process.
Andrew Morse >> Another solid follow-up from Raddatz -> Doesn’t a timeline help enable green-on-blue.
Sean Davis @seanmdav >> Prediction #1: reporters are going to RAVE abt Raddatz’s performance, b/c they all desperately want to be on stage as equals w/ nominees. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Max Boot @MaxBoot >> “We are leaving in 2014, period,” Biden says. What message does that send to Taliban. #debates << Retweeted by Andrew Morse
Dana Loesch ✔ @DLoesch >> See? Going to the weddings of journalists pays off. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Lyford Beverage @LyfordBeverage >> I think that the Obama/Biden base is probably stoked right now. The independent middle that they need – not so much… << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Eddie McClintock ✔ @EddieMcClintock >> Whether you’re a REP or DEM, nothing says, “I’m a snide asshole.” like continuing to laugh in the face of your opponent. #RESPECT << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
David Burge @iowahawkblog >> Joe Biden should replace Steve Carrell in Anchorman 2 I DON’T KNOW WHY I AM YELLING << Retweeted by Monique C
Justin Katz >> No, Joe. We went into Afghanistan to stop its being a base of operations for terrorists. It wasn’t an assassination trip.
Laura Ingraham ✔ @IngrahamAngle >> Why does Raddatz want to “move on” when Ryan is getting traction? << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Jon Ralston @RalstonReports >> RT @samyoungman: People who like Biden will think this is the greatest debate ever. Folks who don’t will find him at his most obnoxious. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Savannah @thesavvy >> I really hate Joe Biden right now. He’s an ass. No political reason, he’s just an ass. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Justin Katz >> Biggest effect so far, I think, is that people who don’t like Joe Biden don’t like him more.
Jacob Sullum @jacobsullum >> Ryan is defining a slower increase in military spending as a cut. #debates << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Jason Wolfe @jasonlwolfe >> Hey Martha. SHUT UP AND LET THEM TALK!!!!!!! #VPdebate << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
John Podhoretz @jpodhoretz >> Raddatz crossed a line there. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> Ryan didn’t meet wonky expectations, in the tax segment.
Monique C >> @CAndrewMorse Now more than ever, that needs to change. Give individuals that deduction.
Ramesh Ponnuru @RameshPonnuru >> Are normal people still watching this? << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Elizabeth Scalia @TheAnchoress >> “@philipaklein: Every time Biden starts interrupting Ryan, Martha Raddatz cuts Ryan off.” noticed that. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Justin Katz >> Biden: “The greatest job creators are the hedge fund guys.” Interesting.
Justin Katz >> I’d bet most folks have turned this off. Biden & moderator have turned it into a talking head show.
Luke Russert ✔ @LukeRussert >> Biden’s strategy is one based on emotion as opposed to Ryan trying to be fact based << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Jonah Goldberg @JonahNRO >> Wow, Biden’s being an ass. << Retweeted by Monique C
Andrew Morse >> Middle class people don’t get a healthcare deduction, Mr. Biden. Corporations do.
Jonah Goldberg @JonahNRO >> Wow, Biden’s being an ass. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Chuck Woolery @chuckwoolery >> I wouldn’t even let two people on a bad date interrupt each other as much as martha lets Biden << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Monique C >> VP’s tone borders on contemptuous.
Justin Katz >> If (per moderator) Romney/Ryan have no details, how is Biden able to refute so many specifics about their plan?
Dick Morris ✔ @DickMorrisTweet >> #debates She is not alternating Ryan and Biden but going to Biden more << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> Fair question on specifics of lowering taxes from Raddatz. Ryan makes reference to six studies.
Justin Katz >> Moderator bias comes through in a big way on tax questions.
Monique C >> When is Martha going to ask VP Biden for specifics, as she just did of Ryan?
kirsten powers ✔ @kirstenpowers10 >> Funny RT @MZHemingway: Tonight, Joe Biden is embodying everything that women hate about talking with men. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois · 226 Retweets 32 favorites
Charles Sykes @SykesCharlie >> “@PatrickRuffini: Dials flat on Biden attacks.” << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Patrick Laverty >> Biden: “I made social security viable through 2033” Great, then what happens in 2034?
Andrew Morse >> Biden is defintiely winning the I want mine, and I don’t where it comes from vote. What % of the electorate is that?
Jonah Goldberg @JonahNRO >> Raddatz seems to think her job is to interrupt Ryan. << Retweeted by Monique C
David Martosko @EditMeDavid >> Biden says “who do you trust?” and the dial meter plummets among men. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Walter Russell Mead @wrmead >> If CNN’s voter lines are right, women like Ryan more than men, and both like him more than Biden. Seems odd. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> So what’s Biden plan on Social Security, other then let it crash after I’m out of office.
Justin Katz >> Mr. Biden, you can’t get less than the nothing that no Social Security reform has led my generation to expect.
Nicholas Kristof ✔ @NickKristof >> Impressive & substantive debate all around. Ryan very solid. Biden at his best. And I’m voting Radditz for VP! << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Tiffani El Dawn Mims @tmims50 >> Most females can’t stand being cut off bc we are so much.. Now #Biden is ticking off the moderators. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Matthew Zeitlin @MattZeitlin >> Wow, it’s almost like people’s views on who’s doing better in the debate track their partisan preferences! << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Peter Beinart ✔ @PeterBeinart >>afraid that liberals like me like super-aggressive Biden but less ideological folks will find him overbearing << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Justin Katz >> By what measure? RT @mattallenshow: So far Ryan is getting creamed.
Tiffani El Dawn Mims @tmims50 >> How many times has #bush #Palin has been brought into this debate? Are they on the ticket? << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Ramesh Ponnuru @RameshPonnuru >> Ryan coming across as respectful, Biden as not. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Justin Katz >> Good response from Ryan to Biden interruptions. Wonder if that was planned or spontaneous.
Marc Comtois >> Flashed over to NFL for a sec. Titans up by 3. Confess that I lingered due to gratuitous cheerleader shot. #backtogrinningUncleJoe
Monique C >> Ryan: They got caught turning Medicare into a piggy bank for ObamaCare.
Justin Katz >> Trying to be objective. Biden’s explanations lose me, and I just see bluster.
Justin Katz >> Both http://ow.ly/epOLu RT @eniedowski: @JustinKatzRI I can’t remember, was the ham green too, or just the eggs?
GregGutfeld ✔ @greggutfeld >> Wow, it’s like Joe is talking to me (if I’m a frightened commuter on the Acela). << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> Obama’s former car czar recently began an NYT op-ed by saying “We need death panels”. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/opinion/health-care-reform-beyond-obamacare.html?_r=0 …
Monique C >> AARP supported ObamaCare, VP Biden, b/c they will benefit mightily from it!
Michael Graham @MGraham969 >> Stop complaining about Martha! The more Biden talks, the more people like my wife go “Geezz–what an as-swi-pe!” << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Jason Hawes ✔ @Jchawes >> Trying to figure out if Biden’s lit or he just likes to sit & laugh a lot. He prob shouldn’t have had that brownie prior.😉 << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Monique C >> … wait, Martha, not so fast: where ARE those 5 million green jobs?
Justin Katz >> Goes well with green eggs. RT @eniedowski: Green pork?
Andrew Morse >> Didn’t Biden vote for both the September 11 AUMF and the Iraq War?
Monique C >> What job bill is VP Biden talking about??? Printing more paper for China to buy so fed govt can send more stimulus $$ to state/local gov’t?
Byron York @ByronYork >> My guess: So many reporters asking ‘How will voters respond to Biden’s grinning/smiling?’ because they sense reaction must be negative… << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Justin Katz >> Why does the moderator reward Biden for interrupting?
Dee DeQuattro @DeeDeQuattro >> Biden finds unemployment funny? #WPRO2012 << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Erika Niedowski @eniedowski >> My timeline: people who support Biden say Biden killing it. People who support Ryan say Ryan killing it. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Justin Katz >> Ryan should point out that this “tax cut for the middle class” is already in place and hasn’t saved the economy.
kirsten powers ✔ @kirstenpowers10 >> Good line from Ryan — The VP knows the words don’t always come out the way you mean. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Monique C >> @CAndrewMorse We need to send you to the Ethics Commission for a ruling.
Patrick Laverty >> So Biden *did* mean that the middle class has been buried for the last four years.
Patrick Laverty >> Biden: “I always say what I mean.” Oh good.
Andrew Morse >> Full disclosure: I have family members who live in Northboro.
Justin Katz >> But Ryan should have hopped on the smirk: “You can go ahead and smirk at people unemployed in your home town…”
Larry Sabato @LarrySabato >> In 1 answer, Biden has used more good attack lines than Obama mustered in 90 mins! << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Justin Katz >> Excellent Scranton reference from Ryan. Biden’s interruption seems petulant, seems to me.
Monique C >> Paraphrasing Biden: my parents are poor; Romney is rich. So vote for Obama/Biden.
Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo >> Interesting. The harder Biden attacks Romney, the more the dials go down. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> Biden brings the 47% remark into the discussion, in response to an economic question.
Patrick Laverty >> How long until Biden stands up and slams his chair down? So angry.
Monique C >> @marccomtois Ouch.
Jeff Greenfield @greenfield64 >> Ok, it’s official. Biden’s laugh will lead all the analysis. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
David Martosko @EditMeDavid >> Big credibility dip on the @CNN happy-meter when Biden says “this president doesn’t bluff.” << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Dan Kennedy @dankennedy_nu >> I’m sure it’s difficult, but Biden needs to start acting like he takes Ryan seriously, regardless of the reality. #vpdebate << Retweeted by Andrew Morse
Josh Barro @jbarro >> Stop calling the economy a national security issue. It renders “national security” meaninglessly broad. << Retweeted by Justin Katz
Dick Morris ✔ @DickMorrisTweet >> #debates So far it is Biden way ahead. Ryan looks like a kid. Confused, weak, What the hell is a “precondition policy”? << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Leonardo Alcivar @alcivar >> FACT: State Department Yesterday: Budget Had Nothing To Do With Security Decisions At Benghazi http://youtu.be/1LRKGOrRkT4 #debates << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Monique C >> @JustinKatzRI YES.
David Martosko @EditMeDavid >> CNN’s happy-meter shows people aren’t buying what Joe’s selling. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Monique C >> Biden: Said “Bibi” five times. We’re supposed to hear: boy, is this admin tight with Israel.
Marc Comtois >> 20 Minutes in and I think avg. voter has probably hit the “eyes-glazed-over, where’s-honey-boo-boo” moment.
Jeff Jacoby @Jeff_Jacoby >> Every president since Carter (very much including G.W.Bush) has failed the Iran test. Obama is just the latest in a long line. #VPDebate << Retweeted by Andrew Morse
Justin Katz >> I’m biased for political and personality reasons, but I have to believe the “aggressive Joe” persona rubs most folks wrong.
Monique C >> @CAndrewMorse Do they believe that they could deal Iran a crippling blow without bringing about war?
Larry Sabato @LarrySabato >> Ryan projecting well & Biden’s already shown more energy than Obama did in 90 mins. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois · 56 Retweets 8 favorites
Andrew Morse >> Ryan needs to provide more details about the legislation he’s referring to, to be convincing.
Rich Lowry @RichLowry >> Biden apparently thinks laughing at your opponent constitutes getting tough in a debate << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Jonah Goldberg @JonahNRO >> “Most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions”? Uh fact check please << Retweeted by Monique C
Andrew Morse >> Classic Biden whipsaw. YOU want war, followed by WE’RE quite confident WE could deal Iran a crippling blow.
Robert Cushman @Cushman_Bob >> Round 1 to Ryan << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Patrick Laverty >> Fun. Joe Biden on how to build a nuclear bomb.
Katty Kay @KattyKayBBC >> It is ironic that the WH is being put on the defensive in this debate on the very area they have been strongest, national security. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Patrick Laverty >> Jason Sudeikis seems like he’s getting angry.
Gerry Callahan @HeyCallahan >> That’s it, 10 minutes on Benghazi, the biggest scandal of Obama administration. Thank you, Martha. Biden looks more relieved than A-Rod. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Andrew Morse >> Joe Biden looks how I’m afraid typing HAHAHAHAHAHAHA comes across.
David Limbaugh @DavidLimbaugh >> This was all planned in advance irrespective of Ryan’s answer. Attack dog Joe, planned. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Dubes @mdubes77 >> Bit of free advice for Joe Biden … lose the smirk and Phil Mickelson smile … its creepy << Retweeted by Andrew Morse
Monique C >> Excellent; Biden goes on the record: “We did not know they wanted more security”. Something that can be confirmed or refuted.
Andrew Morse >> Biden: “We did not know they wanted more security”.
Andrew Morse >> Strong follow up from Raddatz; Biden attempts to throw the “intelligence community” under the bus.
Andrew Morse >> Biden: “These guys bet against America all the time”.
James Pethokoukis @JimPethokoukis >> This is an old fashioned donnybrook #oldfashionedwords << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Patrick Laverty >> “These guys bet against America all the time.” Wow.
Monique C >> Thumbs down on this moderator. She frames the Libyan attacks very favorably to Obama and now criticized Romney’s statement of the next day.
Andrew Morse >> Ryan: “It’s never too early to speak out for our values”.
kirsten powers ✔ @kirstenpowers10 >> Very solid Ryan answer on Libya. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Monique C >> Ryan: what we are seeing is the “unraveling of the Obama foreign policy”
Larry Sabato @LarrySabato >> Ryan goes right to Obama’s Libya disaster, then Iraq, then Afghanistan. “Projecting weakness abroad”. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Patrick Laverty >> This Libya situation is funny to Joe Biden?
Robert Cushman @Cushman_Bob >> Binden not even sticking to the question. Ryan going right after the real issue. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
James Pethokoukis @JimPethokoukis >> Wow, pivot from Libya to talking points << Retweeted by Marc Comtois · 14 Retweets 4 favorites
Andrew Morse >> Kind of early for Biden to already go into a set piece.
Monique C >> @CAndrewMorse Yes, your objectivity is now in question …
Monique C >> What??? Libyan attacks were massive intelligence failure??? Why is she spouting the admin’s latest story?
Andrew Morse >> Full disclosure: I once talked to Martha Raddatz for 5 seconds in an airport in 1988.
Marc Comtois >> Not into Veep debate? 3 Women’s college soccer games, WNBA, NFL, MLB playoffs offer competitive alternatives. #don’tmakemewatchveepdebate
Monique C >> It’s all about that three letter word: jobs. Jay Oh Bee Ess. Jobs.
Marc Comtois >> Steelers are beating Titans by 10 pts (pending judges decision). #nfldebate
David Burge @iowahawkblog >> If fewer than 10 incumbent congressional Democrats have self-immolated by 11pm, Biden can declare a moral victory. << Retweeted by Monique C
B Fojtik @PositiveEnerG >> Very helpful to have all the experts tell us everything Biden and Ryan will say during the debate. #VPDebate #stupid << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Michael Graham @MGraham969 >> Debating Biden is like getting into bar fight with a drunken bum–if you punch him all night and he hits you just one good time–you lose. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
New York Daily News ✔ @nydailynews >> Fun Fact: President Obama was a law school friend of moderator Raddatz’s ex-husband, attended their wedding http://bit.ly/UO1aif #debates << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Gerry Callahan @HeyCallahan >> Ten minutes to debate. Media declares that Biden did much better than expected. << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Nick D’Andrea @nicoladandrea >> with just over 15 minutes until the VP Debate MSNBC has officially called Pres. Obama the winner of next Tuesday’s Debate. @MGraham969 << Retweeted by Marc Comtois
Marc Comtois >> I don’t know, it looks like the Teens are beating the over 25s on points #XFactorDebates
Marc Comtois >> Pretty sure all Biden has to do is show up & he’s more than half way home to declarations that he won & “it was a good night for the Prez.”
Marc Comtois >> It’s pretty clear Biden won. Oh wait…it isn’t over? #earlyrealeaseofMSMtalkingpoints
Edward Fitzpatrick @FitzProv >> On the other hand, Biden could rattle Ryan if he debates in a Big Bird costume. MT Big Bird costumes flying out http://www.wpri.com/dpps/entertainment/halloween/big-bird-costumes-flying-out-of-halloween-stores-nd12-jgr_4757949 … << Retweeted by Andrew Morse
Edward Fitzpatrick @FitzProv >> Ryan could rattle Biden if he debates in workout gear. Here’s explanation of why @TIME released fotos MT @WolfBlitzer. http://on.cnn.com/SUCTpF << Retweeted by Andrew Morse
Dan Kennedy @dankennedy_nu >> Debate night, and I feel exactly how Obama felt last week: tired, uninterested and grumpy. #vpdebate << Retweeted by Andrew Morse