A contemptuous Joe Biden showed up in Kentucky on Thursday, and spent 90 minutes talking over Paul Ryan, talking over moderator Martha Raddatz, and at times, remarkably, even talking over himself. This is what counts as a "win" for the Obama campaign at this stage in the 2012 campaign.The judgment of the late-night pundits was that Mr. Biden had done well for his party, and helped to right the Obama ship. Note, however, that Mr. Biden didn't get those accolades because he had made a better case to Americans on jobs or entitlement reform or deficit-cutting.... ...the moments of policy discussion—such as they were—were largely obscured by the bullying Biden. His constant interruptions and obvious contempt for his opponent, made it all but impossible for the two men to have any real exchange of ideas. This was the real tragedy—for viewers—of the debate. Mrs. Raddatz lurched from overmanaging the questions to exercising almost zero control over the Biden steamroller. It wasn't often pleasant viewing....http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000087239639044479990457805...
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