Last night’s vice presidential debate was definitely among the most contentious in recent memory.
Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan went toe to- toe with reckless abandon; the 90 minute debate was rife with all kinds of shade, interruptions, and side eyes.
Democrats were hoping Biden would turn in a rousing, aggressive performance, and offset President Obama’s decidedly meek showing last week.
And he definitely delivered.
“‘That is a bunch of malarkey,’ the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration’s foreign policy.
‘Not a single thing he said is accurate,’ Democrat Biden declared after Ryan said U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens had been denied sufficient security by administration officials. Stevens died in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
Both men seemed primed for a showdown from their opening moments on stage, and neither seemed willing to let the other one have the final word.
‘I know you’re under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we don’t interrupt each other,’ Ryan said to his older rival at one point. But both continued to do so – and interrupted moderator Martha Raddatz of ABC as well.”
Thoughts on last night’s debate?
Sound off below!