The big story coming out of the Vice Presidential Debates last night is Joe Biden’s over the top laughs, condescension, and flat out disrespecting of Congressman Paul Ryan. Biden may well have been the decisive winner if it weren’t for the antics because Ryan, while he did a serviceable job, missed several opportunities.
“Here’s my take on the debate,” Glenn said. “I have been praying the last two debates that the American people will see who each side is, whoever they are. Lord, just let them be revealed for who they truly are. I think Barack Obama was revealed– it was revealed in who he truly is. An angry, disinterested, not really understanding even what America is all about kind of guy and Romney was revealed for who he is, awe kind, gentle, decent man who gets it. That’s what happened. That’s the debate, the presidential debate in a nutshell.”
“Here’s what was revealed, I think, last night. Paul Ryan is a good, decent, honest guy who’s a young politician, who I think has a handle on things, but he is young. Joe Biden, an out-of-control nasty dude.”
Glenn said the debate reminded him of Proverbs 29:9, which said: When a wise person debates with a fool, the fool rages and there is no peace and quiet.
“I think that’s what happened – a wise man debated with a fool and the fool laughed and raged and there is no peace and quiet. I didn’t get anything out of this debate last night. I think it was a tie,” Glenn said.
“I didn’t think Ryan was inexperienced on the facts but it’s how do you deal with a bafoon like Biden on a national stage. He didn’t nail that,” Stu added.
What does Glenn think Ryan should have said? He explained:
I’m going to forego what I prepared to say tonight. Instead I just would like to remind Americans what they just witnessed. Throughout the debate, as this administration has done throughout the past four years, Joe Biden has been disrespectful, sneer, arrogant, combative and angry to a guy he disagrees with. He has divisively referred to me as my friend the whole time. My friend. He didn’t say that anything heartfelt. He has laughed. He’s mocked me. He’s interrupted me every time I try to speak, and that’s been the problem with the last four years. They have demonized half of the American people while mocking and deriding them. Sage oh, they’re tea bags not even really listening to them while immarginallizing and calling them, literally, a quote from the president, their enemies. While not even being willing to identify America’s enemies, Islamic extremism. They won’t even identify that. What you have seen tonight is a microcosm of divisive governing, and it is tearing us apart. We cannot stand as a nation if we continue to divide ourself. I have said, we’re going to work together. We’re going to try. We’re going to try. All these men have done is separate us by race, by gender and now finally just by income. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts proved he can work with those on the other side of the aisle. The legislature in Massachusetts was 87% democrat there. Yet how many things did he get passed? How many things? Including Romney Care and he did it without doing it in the middle of the night making secret back-door deals. The choice is clear, America. Do you want four more years of an attitude like what you’ve just seen so demeaning. Not to me, but to the office of the vice president. Or, do you want to get back on the road? Do we want to be who we really are, start working together and rebuild, not transform, rebuild our nation? Thank you and good night.
“It would have been a knockout, just a knockout,” he said.