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Subject: Re: Biden Laughing At Ryan Date: 10/13/2012 8:49 AM
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There are a lot of reasons one can forward a theory on why this particular tactic. That they thought it was even available is as large an indictment as anyone should need.

It is not a bad political tactic - it is smarmy to be sure but it is not an unknown tactic. The problem was the God Awful way Biden executed this stunt. You get 2, maybe 3 times when you can do this kind of "ho ho ho" ridicule stunt in a debate of that length. You also have to budget your interruptions.

Biden did neither. The laughing in particular was far overdone and the body language and expressions didn't fit. He came off as something of a buffoon. It wasn't genuine and it probably creeped out everyone but the converted.

That said, it could have been worse for the non freak portion of Democrats (getting smaller all the time), who probably spent the night in mortal terror that Biden would become completely unhinged.
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