Friday, October 12, 2012
Rudeness is a Democratic Staple
Paul Ryan, on the other hand, waited for Biden to complete his points, never insulted him with a sarcastic "my friend," and generally behaved like a gentleman. Unfortunately, that allowed Biden to get the bulk of time assisted by Martha Raddatz whose husband was a classmate of Obama's at Harvard and was tapped to head the FCC in the Obama administration. Obama was also a guest at Raddatz's 1991 wedding which was an eyebrow raiser for this viewer. Did her friendship with Obama affect her neutrality in last night's face off?
Raddatz began pretty even-handedly but as the debate wore on she pressed Ryan for specifics even when he gave them and pretty much let Biden off the hook. I'd like to know how much air time each candidate received because Biden interrupted almost every statement Ryan made and Raddatz never made much of an attempt to rein him in, although on foreign policy she did point out several times when Biden talked about military support for Obama's policies that politicians control the military statements.
Pundits say the V-P debate doesn't make much difference and that both men held their own. For me, it was one more illustration of what we're in for if this bullying administration wins another term. God spare us!