Paul Ryan a.k.a. Eddie Munster really is Sarah Palin without the charming personality.
That is to say, hopelessly unprepared to actually take the reins of the Presidency at a moment’s notice, but perfectly willing to cough up tired old conservative talking points. Like admitting a desire to privatize Social Security.
Joe Biden, on the other hand, proved himself a sharp, irascible, knowledgeable guy who, despite having lived and breathed complex policy issues for decades, can boil those issues down to their moral and ethical cores.
Jeff noted that this debate probably won’t have a big effect on the polls. We’ll see about that — if nothing else, it should stabilize Democratic confidence headed into next week’s standoff between President Obama and the Etch-a-Sketch.