Quotes of the Day: The V.P. Debate Edition
“Biden is better than Viagra for senior citizens #vpdebate” — ABC’s “The View” and Current TV’s Joy Behar.
Praise for Martha!
“Martha Raddatz already won this debate.” — lawyer and CNN Contributor Rachel Sklar.
“Can we have Martha do the debates at Hofstra and Boca, too?” — New York magazine’s John Heilemann.
“Hold Ryan’s feet to the fire Martha! That’s right!” — D.C. Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry.
“Asking Martha Raddatz to moderate my Thanksgiving dinner.” — JRC’s Ryan Beckwith.
“Have we mentioned in the past 3 minutes what a great #VPdebate Martha Raddatz is running? Yep.” — Mother Jones.
“Martha Raddatz is doing a great job. Substantive and also maintaining control.” — NBC’s David Gregory.
“Holy smokes does @MarthaRaddatz know her facts or what?” — Photographer Lauren Burke.
Down with Martha!
It seems like whenever @PaulRyanVP is getting on a roll, Martha ‘Obama attended my wedding’ Raddatz cuts him off.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle, who added, “Martha ‘Obama attended my wedding’ Raddatz shouldn’t be allowed to moderate any more debates in future. She’s failed.”
“THE MARTHA AND JOE TAGTEAM INTERRUPTING RYAN.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.
“I’m sorry, after tonight I cannot support the Lehrer-Raddatz ticket.” — National Review‘s Jim Geraghty.
A compliment and an insult for Martha
“The thing about @MarthaRaddatz is she’s a reporter, not an anchor.” — Slate‘s Farhad Manjoo.
Debate fallout: Top Thoughts
“Crossfire: VEEP edition.” — NYT‘s Nick Confessore.
“Old guys acting like a jerk ain’t cool. Think Romney’s jeans-wearing is also silly, for what it’s worth.” — Washington Examiner‘s Paul Bedard.
“Biden translation: I’ve been boys with Bibi since you were in diapers little buddy.” — CBS’s Kaylee Hartung.
“Biden is noticeably more loose. More folksy. Ryan has been solid..and his little interjection just now showed some life.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Robert Costa.
“There is a real hair-product gap between the Obama-Biden and Romney-Ryan tickets.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.
“Biden is seriously annoying. Shut up dude.” — The Daily Caller‘s Paul Conner.
“Biden basically uncorking every line liberals wanted Obama to use.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
“Fair to say Biden is speaking with details and Ryan in broad platitudes. Reflects their backgrounds on this subject matter.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.
“This is better than Jerry Springer!” — Reason magazine’s Peter Suderman.
“I think Biden thinks he had his Lloyd Bentsen ‘you’re no Jack Kennedy’ moment with his “you’re kennedy now?” line. He didn’t.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg.
“It is frightening right now how much Joe Biden reminds me of my dad (also from Scranton)” — NYT‘s Ashley Parker.
“Amazing Ryan is keeping his cool. I’m not onstage and Biden is starting to piss me off.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.
“Biden is going full-Biden tonight.” — RealClearPolitics reporter Scott Conroy.
“Seriously, Biden is just schooling young Ryan…fun to watch tho” — Media Matters‘ Eric Boehlert.
“What’s weird: Biden a little too loose, Ryan a little too tight.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.
“Biden fueled up for debate last few days on M&Ms, animal crackers & Gatorade. Sugar high appeared to kick in around 8:59 ET” — West Wing Report‘s Paul Brandus.
“You have to admit, Biden is on fire.” — UVA Political Science Prof Larry Sabato.
“The Biden smile. its like a thousand snarky hate daggers” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.
“I think they tightened @JoeBiden’s hair plugs a little too much tonight.” — TownHall‘s Derek Hunter.
“Biden has mastered the art of answering the subject (and not the question), which is very effective in debates.” — The Week.com‘s Marc Ambinder.
“I’m 47 and not rich. I’m going to need Social Security, fuckers.” — WashingtonStakeOut.com blogger Sam Husseini, who is also Comm. Director for the Institute for Public Accuracy.
“This debate is terrible. It is not a matter of who wins. It is a matter of this is just the kind of politics people hate.” — GOP Pollster Dick Morris.
“How this debate differs from fish: It takes three days for a fish to start stinking.” — Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie.
And now, Chris Cillizza for the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
“The pumpkin spice latte is the Raul Ibanez of coffee drinks. It’s not always around but when it is, it’s very, very good.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.
Photo Credit: A parade of compliments poured in for the above Reuters photograph of Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.