The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | October 11, 2012 | 117 Comments

UPDATED 10:22 p.m. ET: Headline from John Nolte:


UPDATED 10:19 p.m. ET: A few more thoughts from Twitter:

I’m going to have to start putting together my column for the American Spectator.

UPDATED 10:03 p.m. ET: It’s clear that Biden was advised to be aggressive, to bulldoze, interrupt and filibuster, to treat Ryan with contempt. The astonishing thing (or, maybe not) is how moderator Martha Raddatz is enabling that strategy.

UPDATED 9:39 p.m. ET: VodkaPundit is drunkblogging. Biden is drunkdebating.

UPDATED 9:35 p.m. ET:

UPDATED 9:12 p.m. ET: Biden interrupted Ryan’s second answer to accuse Ryan of “malarkey” — because Joe’s an expert on “malarkey”!

* * PREVIOUSLY 8:30 p.m. ET * *

This is rather a bold headline, consdiering that it’s now 8:30 p.m. ET and the debate in Danville, Ky., doesn’t even begin for another half-hour, but I’ve been saying for the past week that Ryan would make mincemeat of Biden, so there’s little additional risk in going all-out balls-to-the-wall with my headline.

Ace, on the other hand, is trying to tamp down expectations for reasons that are entirely factual and logical, which is OK, if that’s how you roll.

Me, I’ve got no problem going big. Dave Weigel asks, “Can Joe Biden Save Barack Obama?” And I say, “RAAAAACIST! How dare you say Obama needs a white man to save him?”

Anyway, consider this your Official Vice Presidential Debate Thread. There’s an NFL game on tonight, if you’d rather watch that, then check back here later to see exactly how Ryan stomped Biden.




  1. K-Bob
    October 12th, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    Liberty is the only system that ended and prevents further slavery. Your masters are trying their best to assure an end to Liberty.

  2. K-Bob
    October 12th, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    New to the Internet? Helpful hint: it’s a kiosk system, not a telephone.

  3. Adjoran
    October 12th, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    Promises, promises.

  4. John Appleseed
    October 12th, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    Obama dun spent it all, you gone run out of shit soon.

  5. John Appleseed
    October 12th, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    Why do you think we aren’t lockstep liberals?

  6. SDN
    October 12th, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    Obviously someone doesn’t remember which party ended slavery…. and which one has always defended it. Plantation / collective, tomato / tomahto…

  7. Adjoran
    October 12th, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    So, who exactly is ignoring the law and ruling by edict these days, Chomsky?

  8. Adjoran
    October 12th, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    In general, differences of opinion can be quite stimulating.

    In the specific case of little leftist toadies, not so much.

  9. A.Men
    October 12th, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    Sneering, snarling, crazy, angry old man, butt-in Biden.

    Digusting disrespect for the American people, millionaire elitist, slobbering, huge dentured Biden LOST.

    Ryan WON. See all the polls even left-wing.

    Romney/Ryan 2012.

  10. A.Men
    October 12th, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    obamabot troll!

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  16. richard mcenroe
    October 12th, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    I’m smelling win-win here guys.

  17. K-Bob
    October 12th, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    You got me!