This post will be fluctuous and updated in something in terms of real time, on Thursday.
I will be monitoring the debate via livestream and updating when applicable.
Mr Biden seems to think that a strategy is to smile when Paul Ryan is replying.
A smile to a fact is not a strategy.
On the other hand Martha Radditz is favoring Biden.
And Ryan is NOT being aggressive — as Romney was aggressive.
Biden continues to smile as if Ryan is an imbecile.
I suspect it is playing.
Ryan drank water. Biden drank nothing. A minor point but significant to casual viewers.
Bad: just Biden was seen as interruptive.
Ryan is too deferential to Joe Biden.
Ryan needs to STEP UP and verbally SQUASH Joe Biden, to run roughshod over him. He is entirely too deferential yet.
Biden got too many “last answers.” UNanswered by Paul Ryan.
Biden is not coming out as an imbecile. Assuaged by Radditz.
Biden continues to refer to Ryan as “my friend.”
So far, Romney has impressed me more than Ryan in this venue. Ryan has been, then, like Obama, too entirely conciliatory.
I am concerned that Ryan is much more quiet than Romney.
Ryan was entirely TOO QUIET and TOO DEFERENTIAL.
Ryan didn’t TAKE CHARGE and make the debate over the Benghazi embassy!
So far Biden took charge and didn’t let up and wasn’t allowed, via Raddatz, to allow anything other than that.
Not ONE MENTION of Christopher Stevens, or his death or that of three other SEALs.
Ryan informs on his Catholic faith. And how it informs his belief on abortion.
Biden tried to make things as Romney vs Ryan.
Too much derisive sneering on the part of Joe Biden.
Factually, a slight nod to Ryan.
A lesser nod to Joe Biden.
A + to Joe Biden.
A – to Paul Ryan.