Ryan 48% vs. Biden 44% (CNN), Ryan 56% vs. Biden 36% (CNBC) and Ryan 51% vs. Biden 43% (AP). The heavy sighing by Joe Biden was as obnoxious as his phony grin. He was laughing and sneering as he cut Ryan off 82 times. We thought he was a real embarrassment. With his cavalier and condescending demeanor, Biden demonstrated why little gets done in Washington. Why didn’t the moderator rein in Biden?
Ryan was courteous and sincere, and looked far more presidential. He was the only one talking about the future, and his closing statement was outstanding. His grasp of foreign policy was impressive.
The best lines of the night: “If you tax the wealthiest at 100%, it won’t be enough to pay 10% of government spending. . . We are getting speeches in this administration; We’re not getting leadership!”