An evening to contrast last week’s US presidential debate, we pick out some of the top tweets from the vice presidential debate last night
Yesterday saw the first US vice presidential debate between Republican candidate, Paul Ryan, and Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. In sharp contrast to last week’s presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Democratic candidate appeared the stronger and more fiery opponent as the pair fought over everything from the economy to healthcare and the military.
Many considered Biden to have shown himself to be a more capable and experienced candidate, raising facts and figures with an animated competence and confidence that the youthful Ryan appeared to lack. A CBS poll showed Biden to hold a 50 per cent lead on Ryan’s 31 per cent. Nonetheless, Biden has also faced much critique for aggressive tactics that lacked the respect and manners that Ryan did not compromise. A CNN poll showed Ryan to hold more support at 48 per cent to Biden’s 44 per cent. Meanwhile, as moderator, Martha Raddatz proved capable, well-informed and no nonsense, facilitating an engaging debate and drawing much praise for a well-managed evening.
And of course the world of social media was in a tempestuous storm. Here we present a range of top tweets from the evening:
Riz Ahmed @rizmc
US conservatives, if u want a government that imposes a single, arguable vision of morality on its population, just vote Taliban.
Alan Dershowitz @TheDersh
BEST DEBATE MOMENT: “I don’t want to go into classified stuff.” – Paul Ryan when talking about something that’s not even remotely classified
In honor of the 2008 VP debate, Fox News will now have Sarah Palin on to debate the English language.
Michael Moore @MMFlint
BREAKING: Post debate results just in… Ryan now at 6% body fat, 94% water.
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