My pick is RYAN!
Who is going to win the VP debate?
I hate political debates. They prove nothing. We are not voting for the man, but for the "things" that a political party will hopefully bring us. For me, the Republican party represents everything that I hate. subjugation of women, more power to the rich, Keep the poor and minorities in their place. Manipulate the ignorant. Anyone who is middle class or below and votes for a Republican is ""VOTING AGAINST THEIR BEST INTEREST".
The Democrats, while only marginally better, offer more to women, minorities, working men and small business people.. That is why I am voting for Barack Obama.
Oh...and.. Joe Biden said it best and "won the debate"...
I like Joe - as a straight shooter, tell it like it is kind of guy. I thought he may have had a hard time against the slick youngster Ryan but he did great and didn't put up with the BS. Anyone that has a revenue-neutral tax cut better darn well have some specifics in mind that they can present, otherwise it's all smoke and mirrors.
Of course true VI residents such as myself don't really have a dog in this fight. We should get back to discussing the pros and cons of our local candidates (and there are plenty of cons - even if they aren't crimes of moral turpitude).
Okay here is my biased review of the debate....
The democrats feel that Biden won and the republicans feel that Ryan won.
That is better for the dems than the first debate that clearly Romney won.
The people that count the most in this debate are the undecided voters. I doesnt seem that Bidens performance did not come across very well for them. I dont think he swayed anyone that was on the edge. His facial expressions and laughing did not make him look vp'ish. From what I have read alot of people read this behavior as him being an angry old man.
Ryan on the other hand was calm, cool , and collected. He took the whole event very seriously and showed a genuine concern for our country. The whole time Biden was laughing and looking like a fool.
One of the key "rules" to interviewing and presenting is don't use hummor. Don't try to make jokes, Don't fake laugh or giggle. Don't be silly. Don't make faces or exagerated expressions. Don't snicker. Don't be scarcastic. Be serious and professional and ALWAYS polite. Demostrate that you are taking the interviewer/audiance seriously. Smile. be nice, be respectful, show you are serious. Keep hand guestures to a minimum.
I think that both sides used some "theatrical tactics" which detracted from their message.