Joe Biden’s shining moment in last night’s debate

October 3rd, 2008 · 5 Comments

With all of “The Maverick” references used by Governor Palin last night, I thought that maybe I was tranported to my childhood years of watching too much Top Gun. Governor Palin definitely exceeded the expectations that everyone had for her given her dismal performance in recent network television interviews. She pretty much stuck to her talking points, stared straight into the camera, and tried her best to disassociate her running mate from the failures of the Bush administration.  Joe Biden stayed on point and performed well. I think that he could have been a little more aggressive, but then again, he would run the risk of sounding patronizing or sexist. I also could have done without Governor Palin winking at the camera.

The polls indicate that Biden came out the clear winner, and I would agree. Check out his best answer of the night:

Tags: GWB · John McCain · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin · Sen. Joseph Biden

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jammer // Oct 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Joe Biden was right on. John McCain has been more a loose cannon on deck then a maverick and its about time someone called him on it. When you analyze what McCains positions they are geared to help the rich more then the average middle income folks. His energy policy is designed to provide tax breaks for people making over $250k but it does nothing for the person making an average salary and worried about paying the heating bill. I know elderly people who are layering their clothes sitting under blankets and are afraid to turn on the heaters because they worry about paying for the oil for the furnace. John “Maverick” McCains policy does nothing for them. McCain should quite watching those westerns and get real.

  • 2 BettyM // Oct 3, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I will agree with “jammer” – Biden talked about what concerns most of us and he did respond to Palin in saying that McCain was no Maverick. Biden also answered the questions – Palin did not. I was sooooo sick of hearing her use that word – there was a really good TV western in the 50’s called “Maverick”. I don’t think I’ll watch reruns of that show and I don’t want a rerun of another Republican administration.

  • 3 Sheila // Oct 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I listened to this on the radio driving home last night and found myself saying, “You go, Joe!” at several key points.

    Biden was on his game last night and answered every single question, and unlike Palin, he could back his statments up with facts, and not with emotional appeals. Palin did do her homework, but she wasn’t basing her statements on facts – it’s as if she’s going for the Betty-Crocker-goes to-the-White House to make herself more relatable to Soccer Moms.

    I’m not sure if it worked or not, but Michelle Obama was on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this week and it was astounding to hear caller after caller say that she’s won them over simply by being her and making her cause relatable to the average Joe.

  • 4 MgF // Oct 3, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    “Maverick, track record” she sounded like a broken record. She really didn’t answer the questions (shocking, I know) and I really want to know what makes her family diverse? Republicans think she did well, because she didn’t mess up. I thought her jab at the media was ridiculous-when she wasn’t granting interviews before, and can’t even answer the questions she’s been asked.

  • 5 MacDaddy // Oct 3, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Okay, Gov. Palin proved she had a better memory than most of us thought. But what kind of standard is that? She proved she could remember some talking points and dodge direct questions and go off on tangents. Biden spoke what he has lived for the past 30 years– a leader in the senate, including the chairmanship of key committees for much of that time.

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