Ryan-Biden Debate: Who Won?

Did the lone VP debate sway your vote?

With ABC's Martha Raddatz moderating, Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan tackled issues and each other's positions in a debate Thursday night.

As the three of them sat around a table, issues ranged from the deficit and taxes, to the war in Afghanistan and abortion.

On Friday, we'll hear from Republican and Democratic leaders and activists in Massachusetts about what they think about the debate.

But first, we want to hear from you. What did you think? Tell us in the comments.

Milford Senior Man October 12, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Unenrolled, independant voter here thinks Joe Biden won the debate.
Dan Fredonia October 12, 2012 at 07:17 PM
It absolutely AMAZES me that while democrats can and did concede to the fact that Romney won last week's debate (see MSNBC for the throttling), the right wing has SUCH a hard time admitting that Biden took this one....he displayed himself as a numbers-cruncher as well as a veteran stateman over the past 30 years (working with Reagan as an example he gave). And let's not forget the calling out of Ryan for his begging of stimulus money even though he campaigned against it. As another undependant/unenrolled, i see BOTH sides doing there fair share of spinning during the election process, but the republicans seem to be slightly more guilty of not fessing up when it dosen't go their way. Oh, and the same people who criticize Biden for being rude are probably the same ones who criticize Obama for being asleep....you can't have it both ways. Lastly, CBS reported that "Fifty percent of uncommitted voters polled after watching the vice presidential debate picked Joe Biden as the winner while 31 percent thought Rep. Paul Ryan won." http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50132981n&tag=api
Roberta October 13, 2012 at 02:22 AM
I agree. Joe Biden was well informed and right on the money!! I thought he set the record straight and uncovered "lies" from the other side. President Obama needs to step up his game on their next debate.
Proud Resident of Northborough October 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I believe Biden came a cross as a complete joker, very un-Presidential. He _was_ able to pump up the dedicated Obama supporters with his energy and veracity That may buy them something. On the other hand, Ryan came across a lot more professionally and competent. He didn't have the sarcasm, goofy laugh, interrupt nearly as much, or come across like he was trying to win an argument in a gin mill. When you look at the intent of the parties, I think Ryan won. He showed the American people that he is competent and well versed on the facts. Remember, the race now is about the uncommitted's Many folks who truly have not made up their mind will be turned off by Biden's antics.. I know the ones I have talked to were. The vast majority of people I talked with on Friday were completely put off by his immaturity, laughing during discussions about a nuclear Iran, and his general lack of seriousness. I think he hurt his party rather than helped.
Proud Resident of Northborough October 13, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Dan, I m surprised that anyone would suggest that a candidate must be either rude or asleep as you put it. I would wager the majority would prefer some middle ground, kind of like Romney and Ryan demonstrated.


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