Friday, October 12, 2012

Ryan v. Romney Debate is a Meaningless Draw

I caught the debate last night between Republican Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden.  I don't have a lot to say on the subject.

I can't think of a single VP debate that has ever even marginally affected the ultimate winner of the presidential race.  I suspect last night won't be much different.  Both candidates did well.  I thought Biden did a good job being an attack dog and clearly is most comfortable discussing foreign policy.  But Ryan was surprisingly adept at foreign policy and has a better grasp of the economic numbers than Biden.

Ryan does a much better job of monitoring his facial expressions than Biden. The Vice President has a tendency to smirk and laugh at inappropriate times which might turnoff some voters.

I did find it surprising that in the monitoring of undecided voter reactions used by CNN, Ryan consistently did better with women than men, much more so than Biden.  I guess those women didn't know that Ryan is involved on the so-called "War on Women."  Or perhaps, outside of hard-core Democrats, women don't buy that nonsense.

Of course, in the end last night's debate won't amount to a hill of beans. 

1 comment:

Cato said...

That was no draw. Biden whooped Ryan up one side and down the other.

That debate showed that Ryan is nowhere near yet intelligent or seasoned enough to be so close to the big chair.

Put him back in the pot for 20 years.