If you watched the so-called VP Debate, last night, you saw a good glimpse of the real Joe Biden I have observed over many decades.. He brought out all of his best weapons: Verbal diarrhea, sneering derisive, condescension,, and an air of superiority [undoubtedly borowed from his boss], attempted intimidation of his moderator and opponent, all directed at taking over the "debate". But he went too far, and he allowed himself to become a cariacture---a cross between Phinias Bluster of Howdy Doody fame, and Captain Phillip Queeg of the famous play/movie--the Caine Mutiny. Biden's continued uncontrollable laughter belied his attempt to cause his opponent to look small and pathetic, and make himself look "big" and knowledgable.
But--as I said--he went too far. He became more and more excited, and he went psychiatric. His behavior reminded me very much of that famous scene from the Caine Mutiny, when Queeg cracks on the witness stand, under the pressure of the cross examination--and shows the courtsmartial board his pathetic lack of the ability to control his own emotions.
I was appalled at Paul Ryan's reticence. He was good technically, but IMO, he needed a lot more push-back every time he was interrupted. He was much too respectful to a person who did everything but defecate on him, and thus, Ryan appeared a weak-kneed academic, rather than a candidate who could be a worthy leader to replace a President.
Most pundits say--"no VP debate ever had an effect on an election". But I am willing to bet, this one will be remembered very well---similar to LLoyd Bensten's 1988 laceration of Dan Quayle.
It is not often one sees a candidate go psychiatric--it was a good lesson for the people of the USA.
"Laugh so hard, that even 'Sorrow' smiles at you. Live life so well, that even 'Death' loves to see you alive". (author unknown) "....would someone please show this poor asshole the way out of town?"....Avram Belinsky, the "Frisco Kid".
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