(Associated Posers)- Gesticulating and waving his arms like a mad-man throughout much of the debate, Vice President Joe Biden and moderator Martha Raddatz interrupted and talked over Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan continuously. Pointlessly aggressive for no apparent reason, Joe Biden also giggled and acted exasperated by the answers Paul Ryan gave- before he gave them.
On the hot issue of security for the consulate in Benghazi, Libya Vice President Biden directly contradicted his own administration and the documented facts. "We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there," Biden said
In fact is the consulate had requested security so many times that the State Department told them to stop it.
The Raddatz-Biden tag team did not try to match Paul Ryan for command of facts, instead they relied on the "tried and true" pattern of talking the opponent down and trying to throw him off balance. Paul Ryan proved pretty much unflinching in these moments, if not able to quite beat back the duo.
Immediate comments on twitter and other sites showed that viewers thought Biden was coming across as "creepy" and often "insane". Critical comments directed at Paul Ryan included words like "wimp" and "weak".
The overall lack of seriousness by Joe Biden probably caught a lot of viewers off-guard, the smirk, the laughing- are not real appropriate when discussing things like high unemployment, terrorist attacks and religion.
CNN’s Gloria Berger said that she would have liked Biden to show less “condescension” and “eye-rolling.”
Even MSNBC’s Chris Wallace — who thought that Biden won the debate — said that Biden “was openly contemptuous and disrespectful” of Ryan.
If you think that Vice President Biden had to shut down the debate with constant interruptions, then Biden won. If you tuned in for facts and substance, then Biden might as well have been replaced by a hand puppet.