Biden did manage to excite the Democrats who wanted to see more fight out of Obama. And most Democrats a diluted in to thinking that Biden had the facts on his side. A good fact check will show that he didn’t especially when it came to Libya, Medicare, Taxes, and stating that he is practicing Catholic (no such thing as practicing Catholic that’s pro-choice. That’s mutually exclusive!). So he rallied the troops. Increased a the voter intensity of the base a bit.
But that’s not the story about this debate that people that people will be talking about at the water cooler today. The story is going to be Biden’s conduct.
But the fact is undecided voters and independents were turned off. Liberal members of the media, even some of the Moon Bats on MSNBC think Biden was over the top. He whined about time to moderator (turns out he spoke longer), He interrupted at last count 82 times. His laughter was over the top and the undecided, the independents, a lot of women, think he acted like a jerk.
Saturday night live and late night comics are going to have field day with Biden’s performance, posture, and stupid expressions. In other words, he looked and acted just as bad while Ryan was talking as Obama looked when Romney was talking. They did different things, but they were just as bad.
The danger for Obama is that he will try repeat Biden’s behavior on Tuesday. The problem is Obama is not quick as on his feet when confronted. So there will be gaffes. Oh I’m sure he’ll have some one-liners planned. He’s been practicing them all week on the stump. But let’s remember, for months now the Obama campaign and it’s surrogates have been employing the “Kill Romney” strategy. Romney in his first performance disarmed Obama and now the American people see he’s a likeable guy.
Obama in the meantime has become more and more unlikeable in the public eyes. If he tries to act like Biden, he’s only going drive up his negative image.