In the vice presidential debate Joe Biden was the only candidate who was
presidential and commanding while Paul Ryan was the only candidate who
joined Republicans supporting deep cuts to State Department security
while trying to exploit the death of Americans in Libya for political
gain, as Biden correctly stated while Ryan sheepishly smiled. Joe Biden
lifted the Democratic base out of their chairs and did the president and
his party a major service. Have you noticed that here on this page, two
Republicans both used the word "jerk"? Methinks they protest too much,
from the same talking points of Karl Rove-style insults that persuade no
Joe Biden genuinely was presidential and he sure did bring the Democratic base out of their seats and rally them to the fight. This is important. This gives a big lift to President Obama as he prepares for the second debate and gives a big lift to Democratic voters, workers and donors.
It is bad enough for the Republican nominee to be chastised by the mom of an American hero who was killed, because that Republican nominee tried to make partisan hay from the tragedy of her son.
During the debate, Paul Ryan had no answer to Joe Biden's charge that Republicans had tried to cut security spending for the State Department. I look forward to Mitt Romney's answer during the presidential debate next week.
Republican spinmeisters might do well to develop an answer to that correct criticism of their shameful conduct, rather than circulate talking points of insults that are reminiscent of the Karl Rove politics of the Bush years, which voters would rather keep in the past.