VP debate: the Tweets

by Walter Olson on October 12, 2012

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.


1 Alan K. Henderson 10.12.12 at 5:11 am

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.

2 Anonymous Attorney 10.12.12 at 1:07 pm

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.

3 Jay Markowitz 10.13.12 at 1:35 am

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?

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