- Feb 19, 2001
That's what I've been saying. Biden just looked out of control. I ask how many people here did National Forensics League? AKA Speech & debate? Ever done policy debate or even Lincoln Douglas? Ryan looked composed like someone who was hitting point after point.I can see your point and I think that is a pretty likely. But I do not think anyone thinks Bidens forte is being cordial and subdued. So it might not be green lighted as much as Biden got lucky they needed him to be himself. A dick. He's just not likable as a person.
People keep comparing Romney and Biden. I thought Romney was Good and Obama was just bad. Romney drove that debate because the president refused to do so. Biden Hijacked the dialog by interruping and getting loud.
The Moderator was undisiplined and in over her head. Biden Just got louded and Louder... In my experience when people get loud but don't say much they depend on their volume and not their content.
Biden treated this like a joke and laughed on. He got Ryan on some points but for most of the debate he was just playing out to emotion and screaming at the top of his lungs for attention. He failed to refute facts or lies that Ryan spewed out and just shouted his populist agenda. Yeah, you're a good cheerleader Joe Biden, but you seriously lack intellect to carry out an intelligent conversation.
I mean this is why he couldn't manhandle Sarah Palin. She's an easy target. If you throw reason out there, it's easy to squash her. If Ryan or Romney went against Palin, it'd be complete catastrophe for her. You see how Biden lacks in being able to zing people and to refute facts with better facts. That's why he couldn't handle Ryan.
At the same time I think Ryan was struggling with Biden because how do you compete with a guy who just shouts and brings no content? I felt like Ryan was bringing content the whole debate. When he got trapped he strategically didn't let himself fall. Biden would lose control when getting cornered and just scream. Its ridiculous.