I agreed with Paul Ryan far more, but as debaters they both did well (and there was no surprise there for me)--with the exception of Biden's smirking and interruptions. I thought that style point actually hurt Biden, rather than helped. That is especially true if you watched on split screen (CNN uses split screen, Fox does not).
|This Did Not Help Biden|
I watched the CNN feed and it had the reaction from its uncommitted panel voters during the debate, take this with a grain of salt but Ryan did very well with the women. He did okay with the men (so did Biden) but overall Ryan did better with the ladies.
CNN's post debate poll: 48% for Ryan, 44% for Biden.
[POLL RESULTS] Who do you think won the VP Debate? Paul Ryan: 56%, Joe Biden: 36%, Neither: 8%. #CNBC2012
— CNBC (@CNBC) October 12, 2012
Ryan, in #VPdebate closing statement: "This is not what a real recovery looks like. You deserve better."The dynamic remains the same. Romney and Ryan are still winning.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 12, 2012
Update: Biden smirking....
Chickenlittle nailed Biden on this a while back...