When I think of Paul Ryan, I don’t think of what he has done in the political world. I think of the Tumblr account called, “Hey Girl, it’s Paul Ryan”. Ryan is known to be very fit and healthy and the account reflects that, with a shirtless Paul Ryan poolside. It was created by some conservative young women and by all means is a good laugh. But no one is laughing at Ryan now, especially smacking down Vice President Joe Biden multiple times on Thursday night’s debate.
According to a CNN poll, Ryan sure did better than his counterpart, raising poll data for Romney to 48 percent versus Obama’s 44 percent. That’s probably because Ryan kept his cool during the entire debate, while Biden kept annoyingly interrupting both the moderator and Ryan.
I’m really glad that there were no podiums there. I like the feeling of sitting down at a table and “duking it out” that way. Last year’s debate with Sarah Palin and Joe Biden felt a bit too formal with the podiums. The table signifies more unity between Americans and politicians.
Biden’s gaffes continued—I’m surprised Obama hasn’t told him to stick to talking points. Biden is known for his running mouth, such as the time when the healthcare act was signed in 2010 (“This is a big [expletive] deal!). Tonight proved no different. Ryan pounced on the opportunity:
“I think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don’t come out of your mouth the right way.”
Oh snap! Ryan 1, Biden 0. Ding, ding, ding!
According to the Huffington Post, that wasn’t the only thing Biden was chided for. His constant interruptions bothered Ryan, and Ryan said:
“I know you’re under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we don’t keep interrupting each other.”
Ryan 2, Biden 0.
That line was in reference to Obama’s performance in the first presidential debate a few days ago. Obama was not on offense at all that night. So the line was perfect for jabbing at poor performance and the constant streaming of Biden’s interruptions. Of course, Biden just snickered and looked cocky.
Usually vice presidential debates aren’t known for their viewership and influence on voters. This one stood out. Perhaps it was Ryan’s sharpness or Biden’s cockiness, but whatever the cause, this will be a debate that might just shape th