Palin beats Biden in Vice Presidential Debate by TKO

Joe Biden was, well, Joe Biden. He looked like someone who has been in the U.S. Senate for 35 years. Oh wait, he has been in the U.S. Senate for 35 years. To me, that means he’s been part of the PROBLEM for 35 years, not part of the SOLUTION. And did anyone else catch him saying he’s been in the U.S. Senate for 35 years and that he “hasn’t changed a bit.” This from the Number Two on a ticket running on some bumper sticker slogan for change. Go figure.

Biden looked like the boring stooge he is

By Chris Ingram

Just a few quick thoughts on tonight’s debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.

But first, full disclosure: I’m a Republican, I like John McCain, and I like Sarah Palin more every time I see her unfiltered by the media.

That said, I’m no mouthpiece for the McCain campaign or the RNC. I prefer to take on the “leaders” of my party and tell them they’re full of crap when that’s what I think. This attitude hasn’t endeared me with a lot of party leaders or my peers who prefer to stick their noses up said party boss’s rear-ends. My point is I’m not speaking for the RNC here when I praise Palin.

In my opinion Sarah Palin won this debate. It wasn’t a knock-out punch that won it for her, more of a technical win. But a win is a win. And she won. Hands down. No ifs ands or buts.

Palin was intelligent, charming, attractive, thoughtful, honest, normal (in an everyday person sense), and very personable.

Joe Biden was, well, Joe Biden. He looked like someone who has been in the U.S. Senate for 35 years. Oh wait, he has been in the U.S. Senate for 35 years. To me, that means he’s been part of the PROBLEM for 35 years, not part of the SOLUTION. And did anyone else catch him saying he’s been in the U.S. Senate for 35 years and that he “hasn’t changed a bit.” This from the Number Two on a ticket running on some bumper sticker slogan for change. Go figure.

Joe Biden looked like a corpse. Seriously, he looked so old I thought the moderator should have checked his pulse, given him a dose of Metamucil, and told him not to buy any green bananas. He really looked tired. And he looked like a career politician looking to secure his place in the history books, not someone who really believed in any kind of change. I mean come on; if he had spoken anymore like a Washington bureaucrat I would have thought he was a six term United States Senator.

Sarah Palin on the other hand looked like she cared. She spoke like she understood. She addressed things that mattered to her, not the media elite or the Washington establishment. How I wonder, can she be criticized for that? These are after all the people who got our country into the stinking mess that we are currently in. No thanks Joe. I’ll take fresh Sarah and the original maverick over your Washington bureaucrat talk and the smooth language of Senator Obama whose greatest claim heretofore was being a “community organizer” whatever the hell that is.

A fresh voice with a maverick attitude and real world practical experience as a mom, a PTO president, and a governor; I think that’s what we need in a vice president, not another career politician.

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of http://www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.net.

7 thoughts on “Palin beats Biden in Vice Presidential Debate by TKO”

  1. I agree Sarah did a good job. I wasnt so sure ealier this week after all the stuff with Katie Couric, but she showed tonight that she’s for real and can handle the issues.

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  2. Palin used Mohammed Ali’s classic “Rope-A-Dope” strategy. She intentionally pooched the Couric interview and spent the past couple of weeks “on the ropes” in the eyes of the MSM. The True Believers, however, turned out en masse across the country to see what Ronald Reagan would have looked like with nice gams.

    In the VP debate, she came off the ropes and beat Biden’s ass all over the ring. In the words of the late George Carlin, Biden “…didn’t know whether to shit or wind his wristwatch.”

    Biden was smiling condescendingly in the first and last 20 minutes of the debate but during the center 50, he was steppin’ and fetchin’. There was even one shot (when he thought he was off camera) where he was using a handkerchief on his forehead.

    Sure, an argument can be made that Palin was a little “too cutesy,” but I mark that up to nervousness. Not bad for five weeks in a meat grinder.

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  3. Chris,
    I’m truly shocked that you feel this way. If you weren’t moved by Biden talking about raising his kids, and wondering if one would survive, then I’m even more shocked. He showed passion the whole debate and was far from the ‘corpse’ you describe. And do you really think Palin’s canned lines and folksiness were sincere? Does mentioning the word “maverick” 1,526 times in 45 minutes sound sincere to you? I could accept you saying that Palin held her own but to laud her sincerity is way off the mark. While watching the reaction of CNN’s undecided voters, I noticed that these viewers didn’t buy into Palin’s message when she got ‘folksy’. The dials went way down every time she did that, which was often. When Palin got ‘real,’ usually near the end of her answer, the dials went up.
    Potter

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  4. Sara Palin performed better than expected, but that’s part of the problem. The expectations were so low for her. She did not answer questions thoroughly. She jumped back to subjects like energy when she didn’t know how to address certain issues. Palin was adequate but that’s not good enough for VP of the most powerful nation on earth. And your argument of Biden being in Washington for so long doesn’t hold water given McCain’s time in the senate. Also, Biden was passionate, specific, and restrained. He hammered McCain and not her which was smart. I didn’t sense any condescension on the part of Biden. He’s more experienced than Palin and has been on the national stage a long time. That’s going to show. And he looks healthy and energetic for his age. Palin is a fresh face, but lacks depth in certain areas. I believe Palin is charming and appealing. I think she has a real future with the party even if Obama wins. Having said all that, Palin and McCain are philosophically tied to the Bush administration. They can’t run from that fact no matter how many times they use the word maverick. And they can’t win any debate regarding Iraq.

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  5. Potter, Yes I think Palin was sincere. I think she did very well. As for dial testing, I’ve conducted dial tests and I’ve witnessed others conduct dial testing while shouting to participants “Keep your dials moving.” It is very unscientific and unreliable. Nothing more than entertainment.

    Deb, I think the distinction between time in Senate is about 10 yrs. Also, McCain has had some other real world experiences. Biden’s have pretty much been limited to being a politician his entire life. As for being tied to Bush, maybe in Iraq, but you ask any Bush/Washington type if John McCain has been a reliable/loyal friend and supporter of W’s and they will say no. He’s his own man, no matter how many times Obama says he’s not.

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  6. Chris, my man, you never cease to amaze me at your level of delusional thinking. You think by wishing, you can make it so. The McCain campaign is pulling out of Michigan. It looks like they may also be closing down in Pennsylvania, also. If the fat lady hasn’t sung yet, she’s just waiting in the wings for her cue.
    The bar for Palin was set so low, last night, so long as she didn’t faint, puke, or start talking like a marine under sedation, she would raise her stock. That having been said, it will prove to be too little, too late.
    Can you say President Obama?

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