October 12th, 2012
08:00 PM ET

”Biden” the Interruption: Did his tactic work or backfire?

The vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday packed the heat with fiery accusations, passionate verbal brawls over Medicare and a slew of animated facial expressions.

So who won? Well,  Joe Biden's smirk of course.

Joe Biden's "bring it on" attitude was the talk of the town. His interruptions, mocking laughter at moments where it just didn't seem right and finger wagging at his opponent stole the show.

The vice president's feisty "malarkey" comment  became a top Google search. And when he referred to Ryan's accusations as "a bunch of stuff" well that even turned into a trending Twitter hashtag.

But just because Biden was on the attack, that doesn't mean Ryan didn't deliver.

The young running mate showed early on that economic policies aren't his only expertise; he was also the foreign affairs maverick for the night.

Was it too much? Did Joe Biden take it too far?

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributors Jon Avlon, Reihan Salam, and Maria Cardona weigh in with their debate reaction.

soundoff (No Responses)

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.