Vice Presidential Debate: Who Won, Paul Ryan or Joe Biden?

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The first and only 2012 vice presidential debate has come to an end.

Who do you think was the winner of the showdown in Kentucky?

Biden, Ryan

After last week's presidential debate disaster for Barack Obama, V.P. Joe Biden was tasked with righting the ship, while Rep. Paul Ryan sought to keep Mitt Romney's momentum going.

Which candidate do you think better achieved his goals coming in?

What was the most meaningful exchange? Did Ryan help make the case for Romney and the GOP's views on foreign and domestic issues over this 90-minute tussle?

Or was it Democrat Biden who bettered his boss' chances for re-election?

Share your comments below, and vote in our survey:

Who won the 2012 Vice Presidential debate?


Biden hit it out if the park! Ryan like a programmed robot. .Republicans know Joe won ..just listen to them whine.

@ carol

If Joe won...why is CNN (Liberal Network) saying that Paul Ryan won 48 to 44%?


joe binden capped teeth will not make him cerdible ,he was rude and double talk most of the time,paul ryan had the facts,we are worse off with obama.


I think the debate itself was close. But, Biden was so unprofessional, and ignorant acting with his snickering, smiling and laughing. Ugh.



@ patty

Who wants a dictator and a bankrupt nation?

@ Jan

quit your pathetic fear mongering.... people who vote for Romney/Ryan obviously wants exactly what you are saying Obama is JOE BIDEN 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Biden looked like a person who smoked pot for the first time. Ryan looked more like a VP than biden.


Biden embarrassed the democrats last night. His arrogance and attempt to overwhelm the younger Ryan didnt work. The moderator should never be allowed to work a debate again in here life as she was so biased it was hard to even watch. Funny thing is after all that was stacked against Ryan he still come out of the debate looking like the more intelligent, and personable candidate.


Our Vice President was a snotty, rude, arrogant man last night. He had few things to say that were uplifting and encouraging to our nation. Ryan, although obviously the lesser debater, was poised, knowledgeable and full of finesse.


All of you people who are getting your panties in a bunch because Biden interrupted Ryan a few times during their debate need to shut up. What about when Romney interrupted Obama throughout the entire debate? You didn't think it was rude then, did you, you fucking hypocrites? Same Republican ideas, that the rules apply to the other guys and not yourselves. Keep talking people, you're making this country's decision even easier. Obama 2012.

@ Samantha

Typical Democrat comment. Obama has pretty well done nothing for 4 years and stumbled and mumbled his way through the debate with Romney. Biden made a fool of himself by being rude and acting like a smartass and the ABC woman kept cutting Ryan off. Obama was never President material and you twits just can't see that because you won't take your blinders off. Do your research on Obama's time as President and soon enough you just might smarten up and see what he has not done for America.

@ Anne

Required children to have health insurance coverage.
Expanded eligibility for Medicaid.
Expanded eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP).
Required health plans to disclose how much of the premium goes to patient care.
Established an independent health institute to provide accurate and objective information
In non-competitive markets, forced insurers to pay out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care.
Eliminated the higher subsidies to Medicare Advantage plans.
Expanded funding to train primary care providers and public health practitioners.
Increased funding to expand community based prevention programs.
Reinstated executive order to hire an additional 100,000 federal employees with disabilities within five years.

@ Anne

Typical Republican comment.
Obama has:
Extended child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes
Created an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in peer-reviewed manufacturing processes
Required economic justification for tax changes
Implemented “Women Owned Business” contracting program
Changed standards for determining broadband access
Established a credit card bill of rights
Expanded loan programs for small businesses
Extended the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes
Extended the 2007 Alternative MinimumTax patch
Closed the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plan
Expanded the Senior Corps volunteer program
Required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
Gave tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums
Required large employers to contribute to a national health plan


Biden seems unstable. Would not like to see him become President. Hope Obama stays healthy


Biden the opossum, sit there with that fake grin on
his face, acted like a loosing crap shooter, for a man
his age, acted like a kid about 14, he discredited all
of us old coddgers over 50 years old, I am 91 and
could conduct myself better than he did, and I am
a democrat. Pitful!!

@ Jack c/o att. net

Perfectly said

@ Karen Zach

nope.... you need glasses... and a hearing aid

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