The vice president nailed this debate on two fronts. He was both substantive — sometimes even wonky — as well as being clearly aggressive.
The best section of the debate was when Joe Biden got Paul Ryan to admit to taking stimulus money. Staggering. And he went further by describing how Ryan insisted the money would create jobs and help the economy.
During the Medicare section of the debate, Biden leaned toward the camera and spoke directly to seniors and asked them about their new benefits thanks to Obamacare, including the closing of the donut hole and the preventative care benefits.
BIDEN: Any senior out there, ask yourself: Do you have more benefits today? You do. If you’re near the donut hole, you have $800 — $600 more to help your prescription drug costs. You get wellness visits without co-pays. They wipe all of this out, and Medicare goes — becomes insolvent in 2016, number one.
Didn’t anyone tell Paul Ryan that invoking Jack Kennedy in a VP debate is a really bad idea?
As I tweeted during the debate, I can’t wait to hear Rush Limbaugh accuse Joe Biden of being an obnoxious bully.
Ultimately, I don’t know how this will impact the polls, but I suspect this will blunt or reverse any Romney momentum.
More thoughts in the morning, but feel free to use this thread to react.