View From the Right: Last Night’s Vice-Presidential Debate
Marie’s assessment of last night’s first and only Vice-Presidential debate, written for iVillage is now live! Chime in!
(NOTE: Though normally I don’t refer to people by last name only, the piece has been edited for length, thus no disrespect is intended –M.)
You’re more than welcome, Marie.
Oh and you know what’s funny? I clearly recall the President making that remark on attacking character because at that time he had me fooled.
So when both he and Biden resorted to this tactic in their debates it triggered the flashback of Obama saying that.
Alrigty then Marie, have a great week!
Hi Marie, I enjoyed your ivillage post. Here’s the thing I liked the most…
Whereas, the narrative that has owned the vp debate has been Biden’s behavior during the debate I enjoyed how you attacked the merit of his statements.
In retrospect, maybe that was the whole point of his disrespectfulness…To distract the viewers so that they would pay more attention to style than substance.
If that was their original goal, then I guess by those standards the incumbent camp did ok.
But what it boils down to is the fact that we, as a voting populace, just need to wake up – now! That’s why I was so encouraged by your write up.
What I found especially poignant, in your argument, was this
Keep up the good work, Marie!
Thank you, Benin! I appreciate the encouragement. I think you are correct in that even the President (in an old quote making the rounds) said, “if you can’t argue on substance, attack character (paraphrased).”