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>> Vice President Biden wasn’t passive, to be sure, in the debate tonight. Nevertheless, he was so aggressive, so rude and so overbearing that it is hard to see how he won over any undecided voters. By contrast, many voters who had never seen or heard Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for any extended time learned why he has earned the respect of his colleagues and was selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate.
It was the most bizarre performance in any debate in my memory. Biden was so obnoxious, so over-the-top, that it is hard to see how independent voters, especially women, would find him tolerable, let alone effective. Arguing with the female moderate, jabbing his finger and constantly interrupting both Raddatz and Ryan, he came across like a bully.

Raddatz at times was unable to stand up to Biden’s bullying, but she hung in there, never losing her poise. She returned some of his jabs. She was a more active moderate, to be sure, than Jim Lehrer. But the debate was certainly lively, and she was exquisitely fair.

Losers: Biden; the aide who forgot to tell him there was a split screen; incivility.

Winners: Ryan; civility. <<

I do think Biden's agressive bullying was a mistake, especially in reference to any uncommitteds that are women. I just don't like people that act like that, and I don't think it is very presidential. Is this how that guy would treat Angela Merkel?

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