The Veep Debate: Live Blogging Ryan vs. Biden

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Live debate commentary from Jonathan Chait, John Heilemann, Frank Rich, and the rest of the Daily Intel team.

 Vice Presidential Debate(10/11/2012) 
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11:45
+1: "The critical issue being overlooked in the analysis of Biden's smiling: Ryan's weird, ..." by @jesseltaylor sulia.com/c/united-state…
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:45 jonathanglick
11:44
CNN proudly notes Obama watched debate on CNN. But he's a socialist! He should've watched it on MSNBC. Or Russian TV.
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:44 TVMoJoe
11:42
@paulafrancis8 going crazy in Henderson
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:42 TVMoJoe
11:41
CNN's fact checker not aware that Romney DID say "let detroit go bankrupt" on CBS bit.ly/AFoDLh
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:41 ChrisHarrisKS
11:40
How about "fact"-checking the claim that Obama said "unemployment won't go above 8%." He never said it, and 2 advisors said it once pre-Jan
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:40 TVMoJoe
11:39
Yes, NYT may have written headline. Did Romney issue a press release demanding retraction? No.
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:39 TVMoJoe
11:38
Seriously, CNN? Calling claim that Romney didn't say "Let Detroit go bankrupt" false? That's #malarkey
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:38 TVMoJoe
11:35
@Crutnacker +1000 for "turd blossom" wordplay
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:35 TVMoJoe
11:34
.@KarlRove Even you must have felt sad at the leap you had to make with that tweet. That turd doesn't blossom, Wispy Skip.
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:34 Crutnacker
11:34
(That said, much easier to defend/advocate for Ryan than Obama, esp. since Obama didn't defend himself).
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:34 TVMoJoe
11:33
In other words, even when your guy gets killed, back him up & muddy the issue. Folks will think it's a tie.
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:33 TVMoJoe
11:33
BTW, Dems take note: See how GOP is rallying around Ryan, focusing on "smirks"? This is how you spin/lie: through clenched teeth.
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:33 TVMoJoe
11:33
Debate on iPad, Tigers on iPhone, Twitter on the laptop, and chicken in the oven RT @asytsma: where does the Tigers game fit into all that?
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:33 Adampasick
11:31
RT @hiattb: Just picture Ryan's incredibly angry P90x tomorrow morning.
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:31 kaimac
11:30
RT @jonathanchait: Obama tries to engage with his opponent's premises. Biden just barrels over them. nym.ag/RB2wXP
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:30 DailyIntel
11:28
Obama tries to engage with his opponent's premises. Biden just barrels over them. Biden's way works better in a debate. nymag.com/daily/intel/20…
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:28 jonathanchait
11:27
GOP logic: When Romney dominates & interrupts, it's presidential. When Biden does it, it's rude.
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:27 TVMoJoe
11:20
@BuzzFeedAndrew When it's that close, and in margin of error, I'd argue CNN poll calls debate a draw.
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:20 TVMoJoe
11:18
CBS News poll has Biden winning 50-31. CNN poll calls it a draw, Ryan 48/Bidden 44.
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:18 TVMoJoe
11:14
Biden's Constant Debate Laughter is Either Delightful or Totally Disrespectful nym.ag/SP95ss
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:14 DailyIntel
11:12
Covering debates and roasting chicken, NBD instagr.am/p/Qqq0HjwzYa/
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:12 Adampasick
11:08
Amazing photo of Biden and Ryan passing by one another after the debate: pic.twitter.com/Skd7MrHS
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:08 lizflock
11:08
Serenity Now! RT @Slate: RT @daveweigel: Catch! RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Reuters with an amazing Biden picture. bit.ly/QUSiU6
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:08 Adampasick
11:04
RT @HuffPostPol: Obama: "I thought Joe Biden was terrific tonight. I could not be prouder of him."
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:04 DailyIntel
11:02
On @CharlieRoseShow live ... now! On @hardball at midnight ET.
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:02 jheil
11:01
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:01 DanAmira
11:00
Taking a cue from Joe Girardi, the Obama campaign will be pinch-debating Joe Biden for President Obama
Thursday October 11, 2012 11:00 DanAmira
10:58
Obama looked like he didn't want to be debating Romney in the first place. Biden looked like he never wanted his debate with Ryan to end.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:58 ezraklein
10:58
And now, The Cut returns to its regularly scheduled not-live-tweeting. (Dead-tweeting?) Sleep well and dream of malarkeys.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:58 TheCut
10:57
Joe Biden Drops the "47 Percent" Hammer nym.ag/Pr281G by @DanAmira
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:57 DailyIntel
10:56
RT @gov: Update: Just over 4 million tweets on the night for the VP Debate. 3.5 million of them in the 92 minutes of debate time.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:56 DailyIntel
10:55
Dear Deadline: It is not breaking news to ask me what I think of the VP debate. Just stop.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:55 TVMoJoe
10:54
@BCBenGrossman @MarisaGuthrie true. This whole debate gets graded on a curve vs. last one.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:54 TVMoJoe
10:53
.@CBSNews INSTANT POLL of Undecided Voters: Who won #VPdebate? BIDEN: 50% RYAN: 31% TIE: 19% Live Coverage: CBSNews.com
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:53 CBSNews
10:53
This was debate where both guys aimed at party bases. Biden staunches Dem post-debate panic, Ryan stokes Rs, undecideds unmoved is my guess.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:53 jheil
10:47
Oh yeah they are MT @SavannahGuthrie: Obama advisers pointing to Ryan's abortion answer as a "moment" in the debate that will hurt w women.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:47 jheil
10:47
McConnell pushing the Biden smirks and interrupting. If you are talking stagecraft, do you think you truly won on substance?
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:47 chucktodd
10:47
That and mindless absolutist pledges RT @GroverNorquist: Watching Biden smirk reminds us where incivility comes from in DC.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:47 jheil
10:46
the idea that smiling too much offends people is bizarre
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:46 samsteinhp
10:45
@MarisaGuthrie @BCBenGrossman closet Republican! ;-) She did ask a couple lame questions but overall, she kicked butt
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:45 TVMoJoe
10:45
obama looked down too much and biden smiled too much. lets establish which facial expressions are acceptable and which arent
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:45 samsteinhp
10:44
How about Martha Raddatz for Host of All Sunday Talk Shows 2012? #VPDebate #MockTheVote
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:44 Crutnacker
10:44
RT @SamFeistCNN: Final CNN debate speaking time: Biden 41:32, Ryan 40:12. Closer than the presidential debate. #CNNDebateClock #CNNDebate
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:44 DylanByers
10:44
When Donald Trump calls the debate a tie, that means Joe Biden mopped the floor with Ryan.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:44 TVMoJoe
10:43
Pretty obvious that Biden had the edge in this debate. Ryan was workmanlike but Biden dominated.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:43 LarrySabato
10:42
Janna debate suit vs. Michelle debate suit comparison pic.twitter.com/jtAFjJsP
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:42 TheCut
10:42
Ouch. Senate Minority Leader compares Joe Biden to Al Gore in 2000 "walking over to George Bush, getting in his space."
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:42 DailyIntel
10:41
RAUL IBANEZ IS PINCH HITTING AGAIN #watchingbaseballnow
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:41 DanAmira
10:41
Janna Ryan's pink debate skirt suit reminds me of Michelle Obama's blue one -- crew neck, swing jacket, bold color pic.twitter.com/Hdoyd9Kk
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:41 TheCut
10:40
Traitor RT @ZekeJMiller Ryan's son Sam knocked over his father's chair, then sat in Biden's
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:40 DanAmira
10:40
Like an intern taking his boss's clothes to the cleaners.“@KarlRove: it was with Ryan taking him to cleaners.”
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:40 FranklinFoer
10:40
"All I'm prepared to do is declare decisive victory for Joe Biden." – @davidaxelrod on NBC.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:40 DailyIntel
10:40
Mama MoJoe on Ryan: "He's such an a--hole."
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:40 TVMoJoe
10:40
@BrendanNyhan Now give us the spun take.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:40 jonathanchait
10:38
RT @OnionPolitics: So what’s the deal, any shit happening off-campus after this thing? #debates
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:38 stefanjbecket
10:38
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:38 DailyIntel
10:36
"We know what happened to the president's playbook – he left it in the vice president's office." – Tom Brokaw on NBC
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:36 DailyIntel
10:36
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:36 DanAmira
10:34
Paul Ryan goes FULL PUPPY-EYES for closing statement. Old Man Biden skeptical. pic.twitter.com/E2KPW5O8
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:34 TheCut
10:33
Biden much better than Obama, but his prepared statement was just as meh. Mystifying that they can't nail the take home part of the exam.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:33 noamscheiber
10:32
"This concludes the vice presidential debate."
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:32 DailyIntel
10:32
ABC News used to say it was "uniquely qualified to bring you the world." #random
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:32 TVMoJoe
10:32
Ryan's closing statement is like a straight-to-camera ad in a congressional election.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:32 jheil
10:31
"I want to thank you, Joe. It's been an honor to engage in this critical debate." – Paul Ryan in his closing statement.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:31 DailyIntel
10:31
"I want to thank you, Joe, for laughing every time I spoke tonight." -- Paul Ryan
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:31 DanAmira
10:31
I bet Biden is just drawing dicks on that little piece of paper he's got.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:31 summeranne
10:30
ICYMI Biden did a Benson: "Oh, so you're John Kennedy now?"
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:30 Adampasick
10:30
Not enough Big Bird questions
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:30 DanAmira
10:30
Biden closing hard on 47%/makers-takers. Those people are Joe's family.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:30 jheil
10:30
Whispery Biden sounds like Liam Neeson talking to the terrorists in Taken.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:30 nealbrennan
10:29
"What, he gets 40 seconds, I get 15?" Very statesmanlike Joe.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:29 DanAmira
10:29
"My whole life has been devoted to leveling the playing field for middle class people." – Biden
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:29 DailyIntel
10:26
RT @jheil: I wish this debate would go on forever.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:26 DailyIntel
10:26
@azipaybarah @jbarro Uh ... no. Raddatz was light years better than Lehrer. Not even close.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:26 DanAmira
10:26
I wish this debate would go on forever.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:26 jheil
10:25
So both guys answered question on the campaign's negative tone by ... attacking each other
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:25 DanAmira
10:25
A question on the terrible civility in campaigns ends with both candidates launching attacks
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:25 samsteinhp
10:25
RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Paul Ryan just said that 2008 line twice.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:25 jheil
10:24
Ryan says Obama campaign's strategy is now "attack blame and defame."
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:24 DailyIntel
10:24
"You see" -- DRINK
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:24 jheil
10:23
Joe Biden whispering for an extended period of time DRINK
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:23 DanAmira
10:23
@jheil Martha just dropped the mike with that last question!!
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:23 JanaPines
10:23
That abortion exchange was one of the highlights of ANY Presidential debate--and I've seen 'em al.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:23 greenfield64
10:23
@DanAmira my friend = you idiot prick in politician language
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:23 vcav
10:23
RT @fuggirls: @VirginiaHouston I think @DanAmira used the Secret to make that happen - J
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:23 DanAmira
10:22
RT @maureenoco My Twitter feed, at the moment "abortion" was first uttered. #vpdebate pic.twitter.com/B5pRSYVD
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:22 TheCut
10:22
So NOW can we talk about Paul Ryan's pet snake? #neverforget
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:22 lovethebay
10:22
Closing question: "Are you ever embarrassed by the tone [of the campaign]?"
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:22 DailyIntel
10:21
Biden at the end: Looks like that Red Bull has passed through him.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:21 adamnagourney
10:21
Ryan is gaining nothing with indie voters on this issue -- and risks coughing up all of Romney's post-debate gains with women.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:21 jheil
10:20
Biden completing the Full Al Pacino here. He's hit the delirious screamy highs. Now comin' down for the sincere gravely whisper.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:20 DKThomp
10:19
When did Joe Biden turn into John McCain? "My friend" this, "my friend" that.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:19 DanAmira
10:19
Biden on abortion: very strong.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:19 jheil
10:19
Biden's vocal modulation on the subject of abortion is a marvel
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:19 DraperRobert
10:19
RT @nytjim: Biden on abortion: "I do not believe we have a right to tell other people how to control their bodies."
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:19 DailyIntel
10:19
Guys, Joe Biden, in his powerless position of VP, is not going to interfere with abortion rights. Phew.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:19 DanAmira
10:17
RT @ZekeJMiller: Biden: My religion defines who I am.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:17 DailyIntel
10:17
Raddatz: "to close, please pull your heart out with your bare hands and then stab it repeatedly on the table."
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:17 emmacargo
10:16
How does faith inform your position on abortion? Ryan: "[N]ot simply because of my Catholic faith. It's also because of reason and science."
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:16 DailyIntel
10:16
"And if you shed a few tears it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world."
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:16 RyanLizza
10:16
Biden now deliberating over whether to press on "legitimate rape."
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:16 jheil
10:15
@jayaf1980 it was a good tweet!
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:15 jheil
10:15
FARGLEBARGLE -- DRINK!!! RT @daveweigel: Here we go. Biden is a master of religious farglebargle.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:15 jheil
10:15
@elgray amen. The fact that she asked "Why not leave Afghanistan now?" wins a medal from me. Nobody ever asks this.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:15 TVMoJoe
10:14
@elgray And she's great. But this section was one section too many. I still want to marry her.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:14 TVMoJoe
10:12
Most of America is switching the channel right now.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:12 TVMoJoe
10:12
The UN canard may be the biggest piece of bullshit Ryan has emittted all night. #whichissayingsomething
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:12 jheil
10:11
@bart_smith totally. And she's great. But she needs to shift focus. It's supposed to be a broad debate. Still love her!
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:11 TVMoJoe
10:11
Paul Ryan: "Bashad Assar" IMPEACH
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:11 Adampasick
10:10
@JannaJabbers @NYMag yeah, her first question was "WTF happened in Libya, Joe."Totally biased. Just like the polls, except when Romney leads
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:10 TVMoJoe
10:10
"Nobody is proposing to send troops to Syria." – Paul Ryan
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:10 DailyIntel
10:09
Despite all of the back and forth about smirks, laughs and grimaces, this has been a very substantive debate. #vpdebate
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:09 KerryLuft
10:09
Now a debate between Raddatz and Dan Senor
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:09 frankrichny
10:09
The debate moves to Syria. "The last thing this country needs is to get in another war in the Middle East.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:09 DailyIntel
10:09
Pants on fire? Politifact, get on it. RT @mollyknefel: "Syria is a different country than Libya." -Joe Biden #vpdbate #history
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:09 Adampasick
10:09
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:09 ryanpitchfork
10:09
"Syria is a different country than Libya." -Joe Biden #vpdbate #history
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:09 mollyknefel
10:08
RT @eshap: Who wants to smack Alfalfa on the back of the head? Raise your hand. #debates
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:08 TVMoJoe
10:08
OK, Martha, I still love you, but: A little less foreign policy, a little more domestic.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:08 TVMoJoe
10:08
"Let's move to another war." #SadDebate
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:08 chrisarnold
10:08
Having praised Martha to the skies, the amount of foreign policy here has been disproportionate to what voters most care about.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:08 jheil
10:08
Pretty amazing that social issues like abortion, gay marriage, etc, have yet to come up in either debate
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:08 DanAmira
10:07
Paul Ryan is totally going to set a personal best in this debate.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:07 petersuderman
10:07
"BARACK! BARACK! It's your cousin! Your cousin Marvin Obama? You know that debate style you're looking for? Well listen to THIS!" #VPDebate
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:07 Weigard
10:07
Calendars work the same every year. That's why they're called CALENDARS
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:07 Adampasick
10:07
RT @nxthompson: Joe Biden: a combination of Bill Clinton and a very hungry hyena.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:07 jheil
10:06
"The calendar looks the same every year." #noshitsherlock
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:06 jheil
10:06
Can we have Martha do the debates at Hofstra and Boca, too.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:06 jheil
10:04
@stefanjbecket called it RT @TheStalwart: Biden hasn't said 'literally' once tonight. Lots of sober debate watchers.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:04 Adampasick
10:04
This is now officially about Raddatz wishing she could have moderated foreign policy debate for Romney-Obama.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:04 frankrichny
10:04
I like this moderator. Can we have her for all the debates? #VPdebate
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:04 CharlesMBlow
10:03
Biden in uncomfortable position of defending Afghanistan policy he totally disagrees with.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:03 DraperRobert
10:00
Hello 9 1 1? There's an old man abusing a child on my TV. #debate
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:00 chrisrockoz
10:00
"…I knew Jack Kennedy and I'm going to eat the skin off your face…" RT @jheil Biden = Bentsen on crystal meth.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:00 ekstasis
10:00
"Let there be rain!" Biden yelled "Paul loves wet t-shirt contests" RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Reuters' amazing Biden picture. pic.twitter.com/nJ8kKh5n
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:00 TheCut
10:00
RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Reuters with another amazing Biden photo. pic.twitter.com/JLAk7g9h
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:00 DailyIntel
10:00
Yet? RT @bethshaevitz: @jheil aren't you drunk yet?
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:00 jheil
9:59
@jheil @BarrackObama needs to fire @JohnKerry and hire @JoeBiden for debate prep!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:59 jayaf1980
9:58
I'd rather get yelled at by Ryan than Biden. #VPDebate
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:58 kevin_nealon
9:57
Martha headed back to foreign policy -- STRONG.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:57 jheil
9:56
Joint Chiefs of Staff -- DRINK.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:56 jheil
9:56
Biden = Bentsen on crystal meth.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:56 jheil
9:55
"Can I translate?" said Joe Biden. "I'm fluent in 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts accents." #vpdebate #finishingtheirsentences
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:55 TheCut
9:55
@alexwagner and Biden is DEFINITELY Tyler Durden.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:55 jheil
9:55
Biden soon to note that Ryan's trousers are actually on fire.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:55 jheil
9:54
So Romney was aggressive?
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:54 jonward11
9:53
Biden has the PERFECT "This guy over here face" twitpic.com/b39j3d
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:53 ryanhatesthis
9:52
"Oh, now you're Jack Kennedy?" – Joe Biden
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:52 DailyIntel
9:51
Obama people tell me they are LOVING this debate so far.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:51 jheil
9:50
Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill taxed capital gains at ordinary income rates. That's why their math worked and Mitt Romney's doesn't.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:50 jbarro
9:50
"Can I translate?" – Biden, as Paul Ryan describes his tax policy.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:50 DailyIntel
9:49
Bipartisan -- DRINK. Ronald Reagan -- DRINK. Tip O'Neill -- DRINK DRINK DRINK
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:49 jheil
9:48
Did Paul Ryan just give a shout-out to Canada?
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:48 Adampasick
9:48
Amazing: Ryan has said "you see" tonight more often than Biden has said "literally."
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:48 jheil
9:48
"There aren't enough rich people and small businesses to tax to pay for their spending." – Ryan
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:48 DailyIntel
9:47
Biden is a human Politifact tonight.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:47 jheil
9:46
@alexwagner some genius i saw on TV used that line!
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:46 jheil
9:45
undecided women in rolling meter at bottom of CNN screen are liking them some Ryan.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:45 carr2n
9:45
@alexwagner in this case, both are about as far from black as can possibly be. #nativeofcaucasia
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:45 jheil
9:45
Raddtaz asks a "simple question." "If you are elected, who will pay more in taxes, and who will pay less?"
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:45 DailyIntel
9:44
Biden scoring again on Medicare.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:44 jheil
9:44
Biden determined to call out Ryan on any fact he thinks should be challenged. Unlike the President. New strategy is clear.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:44 davidgregory
9:43
Actuaries -- DRINK
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:43 jheil
9:43
Obama said, if you don't have a fresh idea, scare voters, says Ryan. I say, if you don't have a fresh rebuttal, use stale talking point.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:43 jheil
9:42
"We will be no part of a voucher program or privatizing Social Security." – Biden
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:42 DailyIntel
9:42
BIDEN: "I heard that 'death panel' argument from Sarah Palin." #debates
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:42 ProducerMatthew
9:41
"Why can't we be friends? / Why can't we be friends? / I'd like to be the President / so I can show you how your money's spent" #vpdebate
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:41 TheCut
9:41
Between Biden's "my friend" references and budget cut squabbling, if you set this debate to music it'd be this: youtube.com/watch?v=XRGd0g…
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:41 TheCut
9:40
It's like Biden is livetweeting against Ryan's answer.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:40 daveweigel
9:39
"Mr. Vice President, I know you're under a lot of duress...but I think we'd be better off not interrupting each other." – Ryan
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:39 DailyIntel
9:39
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:39 jheil
9:39
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:39 jheil
9:38
The SNL skit on this debate is gonna be a fucking riot. #teamsudekis
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:38 jheil
9:37
Would've been hard for Sarah Palin to bring up death panels in 08, as the VP debate came before IPAB was ever proposed
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:37 ezraklein
9:36
In August, Paul Ryan insisted he didn't ask for stimulus money: nym.ag/TJTjhr
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:36 DailyIntel
9:36
Biden compares Ryan to Palin -- DRINK!!!!!!!
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:36 jheil
9:34
Ryan goes personal again.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:34 jheil
9:34
@ZachStock he does call himself that, to be fair.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:34 jheil
9:33
Biden points out that Ryan twice requested stimulus funds for his district.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:33 DailyIntel
9:32
Biden direct hit on Ryan stimulus hypocrisy.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:32 jheil
9:32
Mmmmm.....green pork
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:32 Adampasick
9:32
RT @BuzzFeedBen: It's like forceful & convincing Biden vs. smirking/slightly off-rails Biden with Ryan moderating.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:32 DailyIntel
9:31
Again with the mocking-laughter facial expressions, Joe.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:31 jheil
9:31
"Let's not forget that they came in with one-party control." – Ryan
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:31 DailyIntel
9:31
That whooshing sound is millions of Tiger fans (in a swing state!) switching from the debate to Game 5 against Oakland.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:31 Adampasick
9:30
RT @shortformblog: A tip to Ryan: Don't try to out-Biden Biden on car crash anecdotes. You will lose.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:30 Adampasick
9:30
Oh, I'm sorry: you're going to talk to Joe Biden about the unpleasant results of bad car accidents? Seriously, that's the example you bring?
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:30 lenabitts
9:30
Joe Biden on 47%: "I always say what I mean. And so does Romney." Great line and so true. #mularkey
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:30 Messina2012
9:29
Ryan zinger on 47 not bad.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:29 jheil
9:29
"I think the vice president very well knows, sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the way that you mean." – Ryan
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:29 DailyIntel
9:29
Zinger -- drink
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:29 Adampasick
9:27
"Mitt Romney's a car guy." – Paul Ryan
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:27 DailyIntel
9:27
"Do you know what the unemployment rate is in Scranton?" – Ryan to Biden.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:27 DailyIntel
9:27
Angry Biden > Condescending Laugh Biden
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:27 DanAmira
9:26
I hope no one says the code word that turns Ryan into a killing machine.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:26 ftrain
9:26
It's been broughten.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:26 Adampasick
9:26
Ryan plays the Scranton card!!!!!!
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:26 jheil
9:26
Raise a glass every time Biden says "malarkey," "oh god" or gives us a big toothy grin.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:26 ariannahuff
9:24
Foreign policy is a strength of Biden's -- but that section of the debate is over, and Ryan emerged intact.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:24 jheil
9:23
Dear Internet, Who is making the supercut of Biden's giggle-smiling to himself? Pls split-screen with Ryan frown-smiling, thx #vpdebate
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:23 TheCut
9:23
@jheil Martha for VEEP!
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:23 fbonacci
9:23
"Jonathon Green likewise suggests a Irish origin in mullachan, a strongly-built boy or ruffian" bit.ly/UU91Fp
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:23 Adampasick
9:22
@raybee98 cuz, um, that's what he is.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:22 jheil
9:22
Malarkey: Etymologist Eric Partridge traced it to the Greek malakia, or 'softness." First known user was cartoonist T A Dorgan in 1922.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:22 Adampasick
9:22
Kicking ass, Martha is.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:22 jheil
9:22
RT @JeffreyGoldberg: This is one of the worst discussions of Iran policy I've seen.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:22 DailyIntel
9:22
RT @dan_munz: So apparently, Chris Van Hollen spent the last month just getting laughed at.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:22 jonathanchait
9:21
Last week Obama was stoned. Tonight Biden is high. #vpdebate
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:21 Chris_Moody
9:20
Joe should not be debating Martha.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:20 jheil
9:20
"Oh, God." Biden starts laughing as Ryan begins his answer.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:20 DailyIntel
9:20
"Oh, God." -- !!!!!!!!!
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:20 jheil
9:20
Biden has known "Bibi" for 39 years. #pullingrank
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:20 jheil
9:20
"This is a bunch of stuff!" is maybe the best debate moment of all time
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:20 DanAmira
9:19
Here's the deal -- drink!!!
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:19 jheil
9:19
"This is a bunch of stuff." – Joe Biden
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:19 DailyIntel
9:19
A bunch of stuf -- drink!!!
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:19 jheil
9:19
BIBI -- drink.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:19 Adampasick
9:19
When Biden is talking, he is solid; when he's quiet, the looks on his face risk looking condescending.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:19 jheil
9:18
What the fuck is so funny Joe Biden?
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:18 DanAmira
9:18
Paul Ryan hits Obama for not meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:18 DailyIntel
9:18
Noted: Romney/Ryan flag pins consistently larger than Obama/Biden. Do you think someone on the campaign supplies them? pic.twitter.com/uAcBxd6d
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:18 TheCut
9:18
"They're spinning the centrifuges faster." -- yeah, that's Stuxnet. It's not a good thing.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:18 Adampasick
9:17
I think Raddatz just called him "Congressman Ryan." BECAUSE SHE WENT TO THAT WEDDING.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:17 DanAmira
9:17
Paul Ryan getting inside the head of the ayatollahs about as plausible as me getting inside the head of the Pope.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:17 jheil
9:16
"These are the most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions." – Biden, responding to Ryan on Iran.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:16 DailyIntel
9:15
Really, Ryan is just talking total crap on the sanctions against Iran. #fact
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:15 jheil
9:14
Asked whether U.S. military should be apologizing for urinating on corpses, Ryan responds, "Oh gosh, yes."
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:14 mckaycoppins
9:14
Ryan invokes bipartisanship for first time. Bet it won't be the last.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:14 jheil
9:14
According to CNN undecided voter dial thing, ladies love Paul Ryan pretty much regardless of what he's saying
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:14 DanAmira
9:14
Did Ryan say "urinating on Caliban corpses"? I don't remember that part from the Tempest.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:14 bengreenman
9:13
Origin of MALARKEY: unknown. First Known Use: 1929
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:13 Adampasick
9:12
Biden looks already looks like he wants to leap across the table and slap Ryan upside the head.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:12 jheil
9:12
"Oh gosh yes." – Paul Ryan, asked whether the US should apologize for burning Qurans and urinating on Taliban corpses.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:12 DailyIntel
9:11
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:11 jheil
9:11
Oh I love the Biden laugh! He looks just like Elmer Fudd with his own "that's a bunch of melarky" catchphrase #debates
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:11 sarahsallyH
9:11
RT @nytjim: Biden "the intelligence community" provided the initial info on #Benghazi attack.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:11 DailyIntel
9:10
The total pro Martha Raddatz already making a mockery of the idiots who tried to make an issue of Obama being at one of her weddings.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:10 jheil
9:10
Joe got a little flustered there.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:10 jheil
9:09
"With all due respect that's a bunch of malarkey. Not a thing he said is accurate." – Biden
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:09 DailyIntel
9:08
Malarkey -- drink!!!
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:08 jheil
9:06
Ryan sharply criticizes the administration's response. "If we're hit by terrorists, we're going to call it what it is – a terrorist attack."
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:06 DailyIntel
9:06
Paul Ryan has been on the ticket since August, and the guy still doesn't have a decent tailor.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:06 jheil
9:06
Biden would announce that he has take a whiz, and leave the stage. Ryan would let it back up until his head exploded.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:06 JeffreyGoldberg
9:05
Biden shows right out of gates that he's an old pro at debates.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:05 jmartpolitico
9:05
RT @samsteinhp: well, biden isn't gonna hold back it seems, ducks q on intelligence failure and goes for the jugular
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:05 DailyIntel
9:04
Raddatz calls him "Congressman Paul Ryan," not "Mr." like he requested. #vpdebate
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:04 aterkel
9:04
Gee, I wonder if Joe Biden is ready for a foreign policy question.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:04 daveweigel
9:04
Biden: "We will find and bring to justice the men who did this," referring to the Benghazi attack.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:04 DailyIntel
9:03
The debate begins with a question on Libya, with Biden answering first.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:03 DailyIntel
9:02
Here we go: Joe Biden and Paul Ryan take the stage for the vice presidential debate.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:02 DailyIntel
9:00
"Weird that Obama would be on stage during this debate." --Clint Eastwood #vpdebate pic.twitter.com/Rj5OqDIT
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00 TheCut
8:58
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:58 DailyIntel
8:55
Jill Biden's VP debate dress: Dark purple, asymmetrical neck, jeweled brooch at the neck -- tres Mobama. pic.twitter.com/Jhir3l1J
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:55 TheCut
8:55
ICYMI: Joe Biden's name was never mentioned in the first presidential debate
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:55 DanAmira
8:46
We'll be tweeting during the debate, and you can find more live commentary on our live-blog in a few minutes: nym.ag/SOzdDT
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:46 DailyIntel
8:37
RT @feliciasonmez: 'No hissing, no harumphing, no deep anxious sighs,' debate attendees at Centre College are told #harumphingtweets
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:37 DailyIntel
8:25
Considering NOT watching debate and writing recap entirely on basis of twitter groupthink. See which is better, me or @ezraklein #notreally
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:25 jonathanchait
8:01
Reminder: every vice presidential debate could have been the one that mattered. Until it didn't. nym.ag/TeKWHT
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:01 DailyIntel
7:57
Everybody tweet mean stuff about --> @ezraklein My resolution: No reading Twitter during the debate.
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:57 jonathanchait
7:27
Mr. Ryan is embarrassed to be a congressman. nym.ag/SOQYTD
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:27 DailyIntel
4:02
RT @frankrichny: Tonight's debate as it might have been written unbleeped by the writers of #VEEP courtesy of @NYMag nymag.com/daily/intel/20…
Thursday October 11, 2012 4:02 Adampasick
3:43
[Standby]  Stay tuned for the live blog of the Vice Presidential Debate, featuring realtime commentary from Jonathan Chait, John Heilemann, and the rest of the Daily Intel team.