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9:35 AM ET, October 12, 2012

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Joe Biden / CNN:
CNN Poll: Debate watchers split on who won VP debate  —  Danville, Kentucky (CNN) - Call it a draw.  —  Forty-eight percent of voters who watched the vice presidential debate think that Rep. Paul Ryan won the showdown, according to a CNN/ORC International nationwide poll conducted right after Thursday night's faceoff.
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CBS News:
Poll: Biden takes debate over Ryan, uncommitted voters say  —  Fifty percent of uncommitted voters who tuned into Thursday night's vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky., said they see Vice President Joe Biden as the winner over Mitt Romney's GOP running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., according to an instant poll taken by CBS News.
Wall Street Journal:
The Bully vs. the Wonk  —  The Veep's strategy: Show contempt for your opponent.  —  So now we know what Team Obama's comeback plan was following last week's defeat in the Presidential debate.  Unleash Joe Biden to interrupt, filibuster, snarl, smirk and otherwise show contempt for Paul Ryan.
Discussion: The Week and The Daily Beast
ABCNEWS:
Vice Presidential Debate Transcript  —  Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin shake hands after the vice presidential debate at Centre College, Oct. 11, 2012, in Danville, Ky. (Michael Reynolds/Pool/AP Photo)
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Twitter frowns on Joe Biden's laugh  —  Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan were the two candidates on stage at Thursday's vice presidential debate, but a third character emerged: Joe Biden's laugh, which didn't escape the notice of tweeting politicos.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Sarah Palin: Martha Raddatz let Joe Biden run wild  —  Sarah Palin took vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz to task for allowing Vice President Joe Biden to “run roughshod” over Paul Ryan.  —  “Really tough format, Sean, for someone like a Paul Ryan or anybody else up against Joe Biden …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Angry old man yells at Paul Ryan for 90 minutes; Update: CNN insta-poll of undecideds shows tie; Update: Ryan wins CNN insta-poll overall, 48/44  —  I expected “table-pounding atmospherics” from Biden but I didn't expect him to act like a total jackhole for fully 90 minutes.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Very Quick Thoughts  —  I'll keep it brief.  —  I'd call the first exchange on foreign policy basically a draw.  Biden was on uncomfortable terrain on the Libya story.  On each successive encounter, Biden was on the offensive and owned the conversation.  I don't think it was close.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging The Biden-Ryan Debate  —  10.33 pm.  I have to say that Biden did to Ryan what Cheney did to Edwards in style and demeanor and authoritah.  Ryan was hampered by an insurmountable problem on the impossible mathematics of the Romney budget.  I think his inability to answer that question …
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Biden contradicts State Department on Benghazi security  —  Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the administration wasn't aware of requests for more security in Libya before the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi during Thursday night's debate, contradicting two State Department officials …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Sources: Ryan to be called ‘mister,’ not ‘congressman,’ at debate (Updated)  —  When Paul Ryan and Joe Biden take the debate stage tonight in Danville, Ky., the form of address the debate moderator is supposed to use with the VP's opponent is “mister” instead of “congressman,” two sources confirmed to POLITICO.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Debate verdict: Martha Raddatz took control  —  Tonight's winner: Martha Raddatz.  —  Jim Lehrer she is not.  Raddatz, the moderator of tonight's vice presidential debate, served as an authoritative voice throughout the 90-minute contest between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan …
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
The Zombie-Eyed Granny-Starver Takes on the One Man Who Relishes This Mess: Your 2012 VP Debate Preview  —  PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONS (RYAN AND BIDEN) BY DONKEYHOTEY VIA FLICKR/SPECIAL TO THE POLITICS BLOG … One of the oddest reactions to the president's feather-in-the-gales-of-pure- bulls**t performance …
Discussion: Balloon Juice, The Impolitic and CNN
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:   Biden Bombed  —  You don't win a nationally televised debate by being rude and obnoxious.
Bruce Kesler / Maggie's Farm:
Rude Biden Turns Off Many Independents
Discussion: CNN and Israel Matzav
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Thoughts on the vice presidential debate
Discussion: National Review
New York Times:
Biden and Ryan Quarrel Aggressively in Debate, Offering Contrasts
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:   Thoughts on the vice-presidential debate
Ann Althouse / Althouse:   Live-blogging the big VP debate.
Reuters:
Joe Biden, Paul Ryan clear the bar — barely
Paul Ryan / CNN:
Ryan aide says magazine used ‘poor judgment’ printing photos
Washington Post:
Biden, Ryan trade sharp words on foreign policy, economy during vice-presidential debate
Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
Vice Presidential Debate Format: What to Watch For
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Did Stephanie Cutter Just Win The Foreign Policy Debate For Romney?  —  In case you haven't seen the video, watch it.  Drink it in.  Obama campaign Deputy Communications Director Stephanie Cutter, in a craven and flailing attempt to salvage the White House's ebbing credibility surrounding …
Discussion: “The Lid”
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Washington Free Beacon:
Cutter: Benghazi Is Only an Issue ‘Because of Romney and Ryan’
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Exclusive Video: Cutter Stands by Libya Comments, Refuses to Resign
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The PJ Tatler
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Romney rebukes Obama campaign on Libya, says nation deserves answers
Discussion: Politico
Adam C. Smith / Tampa Bay Times:
Times/Bay News 9/Herald exclusive Florida poll: Romney 51, Obama 44  —  Barack Obama's lackluster debate performance last week has dramatically altered the presidential race in Florida, with Mitt Romney opening up a decisive 7 percentage point lead, according to a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:   Oh my: New Florida poll shows Romney up by seven overall — and up two among Latinos
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Matthews Confronts Lady Who Tells Him To Do His Homework, ‘Obama Is A Communist, Buddy’  —  As MSNBC host Chris Matthews talked to people in the crowd outside the Danville, Kentucky location for tonight's vice presidential debate, he was interrupted by an older woman who insisted President Barack Obama is a communist and un-American.
Discussion: Gawker
 
 
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