A night of passion at the VP debate

  • Article by: JOHN DICKERSON , Slate
  • Updated: October 12, 2012 - 7:45 PM

Biden hit all the right notes -- well, a lot of notes. Will they resonate with the right crowd?

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allhailfsmOct. 12, 12 8:08 PM

What surprise me is that no one is talking about the fact that people over 56 have family that is under 56. How can people support R&R in their effort to cut off the younger folks?? They are our siblings, our children, or nieces, nephews and often our spouses. They are the ones (not Romney) who will pay for our social security and medicare, through FICA deductions. Why does R&R think we don't care about the folks who are younger than us?

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goferfanzOct. 12, 12 8:43 PM

Of course Biden looked foolish, not just for his Tourette's behavior, but also = he who owns 6 Trillion in new debt isnt one to call others flim-flammers. He who is part of the Benghazi lies shouldnt be throwing proverbial stones about credibility. He who votes for the Afhgan and Iraq wars shouldnt tell Ryan he didnt vote for wars. Biden clearly fell flat outside of the MSNBC crowd, and polls show more and more former solid Dem states moving to toss-ups. Thanks Joe, you rock!

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jdlellis1Oct. 12, 12 9:43 PM

The ideal debate would only be broadcast over the radio forcing citizens to "listen" and the candidates to cease with the entertainment. This continuous search for "rock star" status takes away from staying grounded with the fundementals.

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gimbelOct. 12, 1210:59 PM

goferfanz = epic fail: Joe Biden did NOT vote for the Iraq war. Joe Biden was one of 26 Senators who voted against invading Iraq. Joe Biden was one of the few who could see through the smoke screen of lies thrown up by the Bushies. Joe Biden handed Ryan's posterior to him last night. John Dickerson is in the sack for the repubs. Ryan didn't have a clue about most of the stuff he talked about. He was just repeating the talking points he'd been coached to mouth by his puppetmaster Senor. Biden refuted every single solitary lie that Lyin' Ryan spewed last night. He didn't let him get by with ANY of it. Well done Mr. Vice President. Well Done!

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gimbelOct. 12, 1211:06 PM

Goferfanz: more and more solid Dem states moving to toss ups? Why don't you site a few solid Dem states that are now tossups? Never mind, I'll tell you why you don't. Because you can't. Because it's a load of codswallop. Obama has lost some of his lead in the SWING STATES, but certainly NOT in any solid Dem states. See, a Liberal can tell the truth, a Liberal doesn't deny facts or make up his own, unlike you Cons, who just get on here and spew whatever pops into your heads that you think somebody might believe.

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paddlemanOct. 13, 12 6:57 AM

Concerning the body language that Biden showed during the debate, I say it is about time someone laughed in the face of Ryan and Romney, called out their lies, their mythical math, their confused agenda. Thank you Biden for having a pair to do what the media wont.

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noslo55Oct. 13, 12 7:20 AM

Biden did to vote for both wars. Romney made it clear that he would not pass a bill that is not revenue neutral. He feels he can cut taxes 20% and cut tax deductions to create a revenue equality. You have the right to dis-agree, but calling the opposition a leir gets old. It helps stimulate the hard left that does numerous comments in this paper, but I feel it hurts your cause when the audience reads you outlandish statements. Please keep it up though.

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allhailfsmOct. 13, 12 9:33 AM

There is no doubt that Romney lies without embarassment. Just look at all the positions he has taken on every issue of importance.

The only thing in question is: Which of his many positions is a lie? More more importantly, does he even KNOW what he believes in?

If you decide to vote for Romney? Which Romney are you going to get?

I believe we will get the Romney who has devoted his life to draining other peoples bank accounts and pension funds, by any means necessary.

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kindaliberalOct. 13, 1212:41 PM

NOSLO55 says,"Romney made it clear that he would not pass a bill that is not revenue neutral. He feels he can cut taxes 20% and cut tax deductions to create a revenue equality."----It would be nice if Romney would specifically tell us all which tax deductions are going to be eliminated since eliminating those for the wealthy won't raise enough revenue to pay for Romney's tax cuts and increased defense and medicare spending. Conservatives are fond of saying raising taxes on the wealthy won't generate anywhere near enough revenue to reduce the deficit by itself. Same goes with eliminating deductions, UNLESS you cut deductions from the much bigger pool of the middle class. Of course that's why neither Romney or Ryan will give specifics. As Biden said, otherwise, the math doesn't add up.

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jpcooperOct. 13, 12 2:56 PM

Gimbel "Joe Biden was one of 26 Senators who voted against invading Iraq

Biden voted "YES" in 2003 to the invasion of Iraq. He is now regretting that vote but unfortunately he cannot pull it back. At that time Biden was the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He went on record with this quote " "I think Saddam either has to be separated from his weapons or taken out of power." Biden also argued that "Saddam Hussein possesses chemical and biological weapons and is seeking nuclear weapons"....

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