VP debate: the Tweets

A selection from my live-Tweets last night, as part of the Cato team, in reverse chronological order. For the entire team coverage, go here or here.


  • Biden has the demeanor of an Internet troll. Fortunately trolls can’t interrupt you. That’s why the Internet is the best medium for debate.

  • Biden came off like that angry uncle at Thanksgiving dinner who gets louder the less he knows about a given topic. The laughing and smirking were out of control — hard to imagine he wasn’t coached on that.

    Ryan came off cool and professional, focused and sincere. Very well informed.

    Win goes to Ryan.

  • Kept waiting for Biden to call Ryan a ‘whippersnapper’ or equal colloquialism.

    But, in all fairness, Ryan looks just like Alfred E. Nueman (sans diastema), but the ears, that one eye lower than the other, and the ‘what – me worry?’ grin are all there. Any comparisons to both fronting ‘mad’ organizations reflecting fun house mirror images of the sentimental staples of American culture is purely a product of the liberal media. Plus, wasn’t Al Jaffee also the 1936 Republican presidential candidate?