The VP Debate
Greedy, predatory lenders!? Really...?
Dispirited, I left the room for a time and started to surf. The Corner's servers had crashed, no live-blogging available there. Stephen Green's drunkblogging just isn't my cup of tea.
The only place I found that I could follow and whose pages were actually up was over at Ann Althouse. As I kept reading and kept returning to the room, the mood changed.
Biden was being Biden...not gaffe-tastic but Biden the blowhard. Biden the "I've been here forever, seen everything and know everything about everything" loudmouth. The first few answers in this mode I thought were effective but as the evening wore on, it wore thin.
My take? Through the entire middle-third of the debate Senator Biden was giving angry lectures, not answers. Ann and I were on the same page when she declared he looked like he was "heating up."
Such behavior can often be seen as off-putting. Combine that with the charm and wit displayed by the Governor, I think it's fair to say that at the very least she may have staunched the bleeding with regards to people's opinion of her.
What does that mean? Hard to know but here's hoping...