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Friday, October 12, 2012

FRSFreeStatePlus: C-Span: 2012 Vice Presidential Debate, Rep. Paul Ryan vs VP Joe Biden: First Reactions

And here's part two of what I think of the Vice Presidential Debate from Thursday night and in part two. I'll cover how I believe Representative Paul Ryan did, part one is over at my sister blog. and you can see what I thought of Vice President Biden's performance. In part two I'll tell you what I think of the job that Representative Ryan did.

This what I believe Representative Ryan needed to do tonight and at least accomplish this, for him to. Be successful and again I going to use a sports analogy, because well it fits, otherwise I wouldn't do it but also its coming up on 2AM on the East Coast and my brain is simply not fresh as it. Was, well four hours ago when I was watching the debate and preparing to write this blog. Think about it like this, you have a very good football team, thats a championship contender but your. Quarterback is not great, not very consistent, makes mistakes a good QB wouldn't make and so fourth but has enough ability that you can win with him, if he just. Does his job, doesn't throw bad INT's, doesn't call the wrong audibles, able to lead his team in the huddle, gets the ball to the open man and so fourth, what you tell a QB like this, is. Don't blow it Joe or whatever his name is, you gotta a great defense, a great running game, a great OL, they are going to do their jobs, just don't make any big mistakes and we'll win a lot. Of games with you, execute and prepare, get the ball to the open man or throw it away but don't turn it over, live to fight another play or series.

Thats what Representative Ryan needed to do tonight, the Romney Ryan Campaign was up 2-4 points in the. National Polls going in, even though Obama/Biden still leads in the Electoral College, so for Paul Ryan to be successful tonight, he, meaning his team couldn't be trailing in this election post. Debate, status quo and a victory would've meant he was seen as the clear winner, I believe Representative Ryan lost the debate tonight, without losing the election, Joe Biden won. The third quarter but they still have the fourth quarter to play, the Vice President threw and landed more punches, on taxes, debt and the economy, as well as on Foreign Policy, where Paul Ryan. And again Foreign Policy is not his strong suit and he was going up against one of the best and Representative Ryan failed to layout how their Foreign Policy would be different from President Obama's.

On taxes, Paul Ryan was unable to layout and explain the details of why the Romney/Ryan tax plan. Would be better for the economy, then President Obama's, the economy, nemployment has been growing for four years, or something to that effect, that Representative Ryan said, when its actually. Been coming down the last few months and we are back where we started in January, 2009 at 7.8% and the Vice President successfully explained that, on the stimulus, Rep. Ryan saying. How it failed and yet he lobbied the Vice President who was in charge of the 2009 Recovery Act, for millions of dollars to bail out a business in his House District, the Vice President. Successfully explained that and on debt, Rep. Ryan voted for two unfunded wars and the 700B$ Medicare Advantage plan, that were all put on the National Debt Card and the Vice President. Successfully explained that as well.

So I clearly believe that Paul Ryan lost the debate tonight and sorta looked like a student going. Up against the master but he didn't lose the debate by embarrassing his boss but by going up against an opponent that had more facts on his side and was better prepared but Pual Ryan. Managed to not make any mistakes and this election is still about Romney-Obama and we move onto the next round.