OK, so here we go. Palin vs Biden. Ding! Ding!
The last week has been abuzz about the "most anticipate debate" of this campaign. But was it? What I observed about this debate is what we already knew: Biden is a quick thinker and an eloquent speaker with a long (35 years in the Senate? does he even know what a real job is? public defender doesn’t count) history in the Senate. I would bet that if someone with a law degree and 35 years of public service, with countless press conferences, that one SHOULD be a good public speaker. So what else did he say, or not say? I can summarize it in 3 simple words; blah, blah, blah. Long-winded, Bush bashing rhetoric. I will give Biden 8 points for having a deep understanding of world affairs (unlike Obama - who has strictly superficial understanding) but take away 3 points for having a highly skewed perspective. Judges score: 5
Palin, on the other hand, stood her ground, talked directly to the camera (aka US - the voters) and showed that she truly understands our ( US ) situation. She may not have experience in DC, but what is wrong with that? I think everyone can agree that when you stare at a problem long enough, eventually a fresh set of eyes is needed to see clearly. And THAT is what Palin does. I give her a solid 5 for her speaking ability, poise and moxy. But, I give her 3 additional points for going toe-to-toe with a formidable opponent that did not get a TKO. I think it is important to understand that by her standing tall and holding her own is a character trait that is needed for someone running for VP.
Judges score: 8