Joe Biden accomplished the goals I discussed in my pre-debate post. He accomplished the goal of debunking the arguments from Romney/Ryan and, perhaps more importantly, turned around the enthusiasm gap since last week’s debate.
There were far too many highlights from Biden for me to list in a quick post-event post such as this. Instead I’ll summarize the debate by recapping my Facebook and Twitter comments from during the debate (which could not keep up with everything);
Joe Biden has already done more to stand up to Romney/Ryan lies than Obama did during the entire first debate.
If people think Dick Cheney out-debated John Edwards, this VP debate is even more one-sided.
This debate looks like a guy with years of experience explaining things to an ignorant kid who has no idea what he is talking about.
Smart statesman versus ignorant warmonger.
“I may be mistaken, he changes his mind so often” –Joe Biden referring to Mitt Romney’s position.
Yes Joe, feel free to interrupt when Lyin’ Ryan whenever necessary.
Remember when there was talk of replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton? At the moment I am so happy Obama stuck with Joe.
“Just get out of the way.” –Joe Biden
I’ve never respected Bill Clinton more than on the day of his convention speech, and have never respected Joe Biden more than tonight.
Now the Medicare lie from Ryan.
Tie Ryan to Sarah Palin and death panels. Good move.
Facts vs. Bullshit.
Joe looks and sounds like a president. Ryan looks and sounds like a mutant combination of Richard Nixon and Eddie Munster.
If I was playing a drinking game in which I had a drink every time Joe called out a Ryan lie I’d be unconscious by now.
“Not mathematically possible…It has never been done before…Now you’re Jack Kennedy.”
I can’t keep up with all of Joe’s great points tonight on Facebook and Twitter. (Sadly I didn’t have that problem last week.)
Joe keeps repeating himself–which is exactly what he should be doing to make his point clear to viewers.
Good, another question in which Joe should be able to repeat how Obama got bin Laden. (And he did)
Debating a skilled liar who floods a debate with lie after lie is very difficult. Biden is showing how it is done. (Pay attention Barack)
Why is Eddie Munster so down on America?
“We will leave in 2014.”
I can’t wait to see how Fox spins this as a win for Ryan.
Is everyone having more fun tonight than last Wednesday? Let’s have more fun like this next week.
Less than a half hour to go. I wish this would never end–something I generally never say during a debate (except the first Kerry-Bush debate in 2004)
I bet Ryan wishes he knew actual facts like Joe does.
Biden–I refuse to impose my religion on others, unlike my friend here, the Congressman.
To Ryan freedom of religion means the freedom of the religious right to impose their views on others #abortion #americantaliban
What, no questions about Big Bird?
My favorite tweet of the night:
Oh well that’s perfectly clear now. #PaulRyan is anti-abortion because he once saw a bean. — Cynthia Boaz @cynthiaboaz
Ryan keeps whining about all the attacks upon his ticket (ignoring how dirty Romney’s campaign has been)
The ghost of Ayn Rand just joined Ryan up on the stage. She is very upset about the way he wants to impose his religious views on others and wants to continue the war in Iraq.
Before the debate I thought Biden would greatly beat the expectations most had of him. He then managed to greatly exceed those expectations.
There’s talk that Biden seemed like he was on stimulants. If so, give whatever he took to Obama before the next two debates.
I never took talk of Biden being the candidate in 2016 very seriously, until tonight.
After last week’s debate my dogs were terrified for their future. They feel much better tonight.
Later I’ll have to go thru the full transcript. There were a lot of lines worth fully quoting. Enthusiasm is up among Democrats. After this year, we will probably never hear again that the debates don’t matter.