Last update on this post: The post debate spin is all about Biden’s smirking and his 2 outright lies – the libya attack lie and the lies about his war votes. Today Cutter and Biden made Obama’s benghazi trainwreck worse. All CNN’s flash polls seem to favor Ryan. This is all so effing interesting…
7: Flash response on CNN and Fox is that Biden’s smirking and laughing detracted. Will Biden’s assholery be the story of this debate? He was astoundingly dickish through out.
6: Debate in total – my take – Biden won. No idea how Biden’s complete assholery will play in the general public. And lord knows – he was a massive asshole. It struck me that Ryan’s debate prep was off. He’s a wonk, he needed to be a wonk. Biden ripped off things that sounded realistic. Ryan could have responded with “stats”, he chose to tell heart warming stories. Also, Biden nailed the abortion answer. In short: Biden’s prep and plan worked, Ryan’s was a mistake. Biden’s experience playing the room was too overwhelming for Ryan. Biden knows how to do the show. Ryan was a very smart congressman he did better as the debate went on…and it seemed to go on…and on. Ryan’s closing statement was solid. I’d guess Biden righted the Obama ship a bit tonight. Now: Disagree with me if you will. I give my take only.
5: 2 half hour – BIDEN IS A HUGE ASSHOLE. And I think it’s a winning strategy. The moderator is in the tank for Biden.
4: We are 1/3 of the way into this – Biden is winning by virtue of being older. Ah 47%!!!! He said it! Biden is popping off! Biden is being a complete asshole… and my opinion is that is it working…at least so far.
Update 3: Biden is lying…a lot…with a disgusting smile on his face.
Update 2: Biden did, in fact, come out swinging. Ryan looks a bit nervous. He too is swinging. Martha Raddatz is showing her bias early too.
Update 1: Paul Ryan is back stage working out. Joe Biden is back stage mixing a martini.
I’ll add to this post later as tonight’s debate unfolds, updates and such. For now I’m reserving this spot to get your assistance with an election mad lib for the weekend. Please supply any or all of the following in the comments – 3 nouns, 3 plural nouns, 3 adjectives, 1 proper name, 1 place, 1 TV Show, 1 verb ending in “ing”, 1 relative (like “great Aunt”), 1 sport, 1 person (who can be fictional) and 1 animal. Don’t feel the need to supply everything on the list. Throw in a word or two in. I’ll then chuck every suggestion into a hat, pick at random, and finish the mad lib for our amusement. Come back later for my take on said debate as it unfolds. Meantime, below is the only shot I got of Bob Barker at the blessing of the animals last week. He was not feeling it this year but was mostly patient.