I watched it.
I thought Joe Biden was a straight-shooter who only marginally did better than Sarah Palin when it came to actually answering the fucking question from the moderator. And that's the thing that really bothers me about these debates. The moderators really need to make them answer the fucking questions, but this is what we get. Anyway...
Listen, no one is gonna have their minds changed on this election by the VP debate. The people in the McCain camp are only gonna look at the positives from Palin and move on. The folks in the Obama camp are gonna do the same with Biden. Neither VP candidate made any colossal blunders, nor did they bring any monumental revelations of truth. They both towed the line. And they did it well.
My own scorecared shows that Biden was more specific in his answers and really geared everything towards distinguishing he and Obama from the current administration and showing that they will be agents of change. I thought Palin stayed in her comfort zone (taxes and energy) and that her non-answers will be picked apart by smarter people than myself in the coming days. I thought Biden was boring at first, but came around viciously and triumphantly toward the end. I thought Palin stood her ground even when she clearly didn't have a leg to stand on. That showed a bit of character even if it didn't show any real substance. She shouldn't get any points for not being the Palin from the Katie Couric interviews though. I know that many were expecting that she would repeat her train wreck previous performances. That she showed she was a professional politician shouldn't garner her any positives. It's the least we can expect for someone who aims at the second most powerful position in the nation.
I thought Joe Biden won. Bottom line.
But it really doesn't matter. It doesn't matter who I thought won or who you thought won. I'm just glad that this circus is over and we can focus once again on the kids at the top of the ticket.
(Note - I wanted to smack my head against the wall every time Palin got "folksy" or winked at me. When did folksy become a pre-requisite for leadership? - Earl)
PS - I just watched the debate for the second time tonight (I can't sleep), and I'm leaning towards being less gracious towards Palin. How dare she call out the main stream media for censoring/editing her comments? She has remained virtually locked up to the media since she was picked for the VP spot a month ago. And she is gonna complain about it? FUCK. HER. I guarantee that we are only going to hear public comments and stump speeches from her in the next month. No interviews (unless they are with FOX) and no real question and answer sessions with the press. She can't handle that and she let everyone know tonight that she can't. Once again...FUCK HER! Feh.