With last night’s VP debate behind us both sides emerge in tact and it’s on to a big one next Tuesday as Obama and Romney square off again. VP Biden played to his base and they loved his performance. Congressman Ryan did enough to satisfy his base. The spin today will be interesting. The Democrats will be delighted someone fought back and say Biden dominated. The Republicans will blast Biden for interruptions and bad behavior and say Ryan brought substance. Often in these debates the day after makes the difference. The fact checkers will play a big part. I have a feeling the biggest one will be about Libya. Who had the facts right? Here are a few questions I would spin today:
If that is the real Joe Biden as his people are claiming do you want him representing our country with foreign leaders? Does that style work?
In two debates what is one new idea that this administration has for a second term? I haven’t heard it.
Since the presidential debate I have seen more commercials calling Romney a liar than anything. Are the Democrats going to continue wasting their money on that? Romney and Ryan have stood toe to toe, cut the liar commercials.
Big Bird didn’t come up. Paul Ryan should have brought it up. He should have asked Biden why all the commercials knocking the PBS comment. Mr Biden don’t you think Sesame Street would have its own channel and make all kind of money? Don’t you think they would survive very well without our taxpayer $300,000 million dollars? Do you really think they can’t survive without the government? Do you really not believe in free enterprise? Do you think with the trillion dollar debt that saving $300 million here and there doesn’t matter?
Ryan’s other miss was on the budget. We have not had a budget in this country for three years. Why? The Presidents budget was voted down 98-0 when submitted. You can’t produce a budget that one Democrat would vote for and you are going to solve the debt problem? Really?
Onto to Tuesday and the stakes are high for President Obama. He needs a win. A draw doesn’t help. He has spent millions painting Romney as everything bad. He got beat the first time. If he doesn’t win here this race tightens even more and credibility begins to come into question. It may actually do so before on the Libya issue.