Who Won The Vice-Presidential Debate?

The vice-presidential side of both major party tickets met in a televised debate on Thursday night. This week's online poll question is a complement to last week’s presidential debate poll: "In your opinion, who do you think won the vice-presidential debate?"

Leave your thoughts in the comment section.

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Anonymous
on Oct 18, 2012

Jesus Christ could not have fixed the mess Bush left in 4 years!

on Oct 18, 2012

Your "annointed one" said he could. I guess he thought he was more poweful than Jesus.

Anonymous
on Oct 17, 2012

I always thought the vice presidential candidate was supposed to add to the ticket and bring in more votes for the candidate. Where does Joe Biden fit into any of that?

Anonymous
on Oct 16, 2012

The debate can be summed up referencing the religious background of both canidates and a quote from Proverbs 29:9
"If a wise man argues with a fool, the fool will rage and laugh and there will be no quiet"
Biden certainly played the fool's part last week.

Anonymous
on Oct 15, 2012

I think Ryan won not because Biden was being Biden but because he did his job as a VP candidate. He discussed the stances and plans of the Romney-Ryan ticket. He didn't stand there and boast about what he has been through and everything he has done like Biden did. Biden was more aggressive, sure. But Ryan was a true VP candidate and that was the point. What was said and discussed was mute.

Anonymous
on Oct 18, 2012

Lyin Ryan Yeah Right

Anonymous
on Oct 16, 2012

Ryan was respectful, articulate &sincere. Biden was rude, over-bearing, disruptive and leering. I was ashamed of his demeaner as our VP. Surely the American people don't want 4 more years of him.
May God save America with a new administration.

Anonymous
on Oct 15, 2012

If you look at the Omama administration's accomplishments they are at best a joke and at worst very harmfull to this country. He is making us buy oil from our enemies for one, and he is not taken seriously by world leaders. Byden is no better.

Anonymous
on Oct 13, 2012

Big Joe was to be BHOs hit man, HE MISSED!

Anonymous
on Oct 13, 2012

Surely there is a choice other than the current administration. Joe Biden is an embarrassment to all of us including the Catholic community. As a conservative democrat I didn't and can't support the Obama ticket.

Anonymous
on Oct 13, 2012

the pundits said how good Biden was really? We you listen to Biden and actually look at the FACTS and that the statements that he uttered you find that Ryan presented honest facts and Biden just uttered platitudes and good sounding statements without a sliver of truth. This country is in serious trouble and regardless of who is responsible for the past bad practices we need a no-nonsense business type of behavoir to rein in our deficit spending and promote the improvement of the economy

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Politics aside, if you didn't know the gravity of this debate, you would come to the conclusion after watching, that Vice-President Biden is an arrogant ,pompous Jackass. We deserve to be better represented.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Biden is more suited as a talk show host than the man who is a heartbeat away from the leader of the free world.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Agree about Biden's rudeness and constant interruptions and moderator bias. Ryan missed a real opportunity to explain that GM going through bankruptsy reorganization would have worked better and did not mean the GM would just disappear, which is what many think happens in bankruptsy.
Problem: how is the religious prohibition against first term abortion being backed by the power of the state different from Taliban insistance on their religious beliefs being law? How does opposition to Planned Parenthood and all their work to prevent pregnancy help reduce uplanned pregnancies that might be subject to surgical abortion?

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Biden was a rude, insecure jerk. All he could do was blame others, and he didn't have a straight answer for any question asked of him.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

I found Biden to be rude, snarky, childish and condescending, the moderator was awful, what a shrew and so biased. Ryan was self confident, precise with his answers, very sincere and gracious when interrupted by both Biden and that woman. I am a woman, and I am embarrassed by the moderator lack of professionalism, all in all I give the debate to Ryan.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Biden epitomizes what's wrong with politics, never really stated much, but constantly interupted, was was totally rude and arrogant.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Biden was trying to make Ryan look foolish by laughing at him.
Biden was the one who was rude and looking foolish.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

I find the debates rather useless because of the half truths by both sides.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Uncle Joe kicked some rear last nite.
GoBamma!!!!

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

BIDEN LOOK LIKE HIS FIRST, DEBATE, ANGERED EASILY, GENERALIZED RESPONSES AROUND THE QUESTIONS. TO MAKE A STATEMENT LIKE THE PRESIDENT HAS LIVED UP TO ALL HIS PROMISES IS A CHILDISH IDEA OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM. JOE STAY IN DARK AND BE THE MUSHRROM

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Closing strong is important. From both their closings...

Joe Biden: Uuh..the fact is that, umm...we're in a situation where uhh...we inherited a God-awful circumstance...uhh... AND...
Paul Ryan: ...Mitt Romney and I will not duck the tough issues, and we will not blame others for the next four years - we will take responsibility. And we will not try to replace our founding principles - we will reapply our founding principles.

Now, which leadership actually seems more appealing, in this real and dangerous world?

In an MSNBC kind of world, Biden won, hands down, because it's all about talking over your opponent, arrogance, condecension, belittling, laughing off serious issues as though they don't matter, taking the floor and the mic, and being as loud and rude as possible.

The "debate" part of this pretty well fell apart, thanks to Mr. Biden and a left-wing "moderator" that had no control. Not only was Biden insulting Ryan, near the end he was slapping her around, as well. In an actual debate, Biden would be the loser, by default.

The worst display I have ever seen by a Vice-President.
Ryan was gracious. Biden was and is a disgrace.

Anonymous
on Oct 16, 2012

Very, very well said.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

You are dead on!!!

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

How can we have a clown like Biden as a presidential canidate.
How childish can you get.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

I am impressed with the candid responses from the readers of this forum. I only hope and pray that the general electorate come to the same conclusion after a careful review of the differences between the current administration, their lack of accountability, lack of leadership, and their failed policies, etc., and the inspired leadership provided by the Romney/Ryan group that will balance the budget and get our country back on track, particularly for future generations.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

The thought of Joe Biden representing me on the national stage is repulsive. No wonder the world does not respect us.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Biden was a real disappointment and his actions were very rude. I am definitely sure we need new leadership. What in the world has come over you (Biden and Obama)?

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Both sides tell half truths, but at least the Romney/Ryan side has more logic behind what they want to try. Saying that the administration didn't know about impending attacks on the embassies is a blatant lie. Announcing when you are going to pull out of a conflict is only telling the enemy that they are not beaten, and that if you just wait until 2014 you can have it back with little or no resistance.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

I found Biden to be rude and oviously overzealous with his laughing responses. Very unprofessional for a person in the position of vice president of the USA. It was apparent that he thought he had all the right answers. He lost my vote just on his demeanor.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Biden was rude and contentious. Big difference from the way he interjected and Romney did......Romney did it with respect and facts.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Paul Ryan appeared to be the adult in the debate, both in attitude and calm, knowledgeable, informative answers. Joe Biden looked and acted like the please notice me, immature, class clown.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Facts,new ideas and leadership is what's making the difference. Both Ryan/Romney exhibited this. Scare tactic and blame game is what the people are tired of. Let's cross the aisle and start passing the 70 or 80% that both parties agree on and get this country moving in the right direction again. Ask yourself, Who has looked presidential and exhibited leadership? That is who is ahead.

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Biden, all hat and NO Cattle......

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

Why would the general electorate think after almost four years of failed economic and foreign policy that anything Joe Biden would say holds credibility going forward? And there was no excuse for his behavior...

Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2012

When my uncle gets drunk at family reunions he reminds me of Biden. A little creepy. Why was he laughing so hard? Was it nervousness or?

Anonymous
on Oct 11, 2012

Romney was assertive but he wasn't condescending to Obama. Biden was a snarky jerk. He reminded me of the insecure kid in junior high that has to get noticed.

Anonymous
on Oct 11, 2012

Ryan for sure since Biden was a laughing clown & on defence....definitely there to try to interupt & still trying to blame Bush for everything. stilllllllll

Anonymous
on Oct 11, 2012

sounds like you observed exactly what Mitt Romney did last week. Which was considered an act of "leadership" or just wanting it more...?

Anonymous
on Oct 11, 2012

Biden came across as rude, smirking, and halfway through totally changed his attitude..weird.

Anonymous
on Oct 11, 2012

That's funny because that same tactic is what Mitt Romney was credited for such great success....??

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