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Paul Ryan-Joe Biden Debate: Who Do You Think 'Won'?

The sole vice-presidential debate is done; did either candidate change your mind?

With ABC's Martha Raddatz moderating, Vice-President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan tackled issues and each other's positions in a brisk debate Thursday night. 

As the three of them sat around a table at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, issues touched on ranged from the deficit and taxes to the war in Afghanistan and abortion.

On Friday, we'll hear from Republican and Democratic leaders and activists in Massachusetts about what they think about the debate.

But first, now, we want to hear from you. What did you think?

 

[Editor's note: This item appears on all Boston Patch sites.]

Michel Payne October 12, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Biden, won he was more confident and had a better grasp of the issues.
Bob Samson October 12, 2012 at 07:46 PM
3 out of 4 Polls say Ryan CNBC, Ryan 56%-36%, CNN Ryan, 48%-44%, AP Ryan, 51%-43%, CBS Biden, 50%-31%,
Matt October 12, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Confidence and Arrogance are very easy to confuse, especially when one has a bias opinion regarding that individuals character.
Robert Yarbrough October 13, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Whoever "won", it surely wasn't the American People. Formed in 1987, by the two major parties, the "Commission on Presidential Debates" runs what are nothing more than extended "Coke vs Pepsi" infomercials for the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates. By excluding Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray from these debates, along with other third party candidates, we aren't being shown the entire picture. And what motivation would the CPD have to do so? None, of course. They have a vested interest in keeping business as usual. This is what happens when you have a monopoly - the competition is shut out, the owners of the monopoly profit, and the customers suffer. If we wouldn't allow a fox to guard the hen house, then why would we allow the parties to control the debates?
J CORBY MCCLUSKEY October 13, 2012 at 02:59 PM
WHICH ONE WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE AS PRESIDENT?
Jay K. October 13, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Bob Samson - The CNBC "poll" was a web survey. It means nothing (especially since now its 47-47). The AP poll that Brietbart.com reported is fake. It never happened, go back to that garbage dump and see for yourself. The CNN poll covered 381 registered voters nationwide. The CBS poll showing Biden 50-31 (19 tie) is the only one that's relevant, since it was an actual poll that only surveyed uncommitted voters. This is a much more reliable indicator of whether or not the needle is likely to move. Just like the one they did last week showing Romney over Obama by 46-22 (32 tie), which was subsequently reflected in the polls. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57531577/who-won-the-vp-debate-why-the-polls-were-so-different/ http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57531059/poll-biden-takes-debate-over-ryan-uncommitted-voters-say/?tag=categoryDoorTopNews;catDoorTopNews http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57525698/poll-uncommitted-voters-say-romney-wins-debate/
Jay K. October 13, 2012 at 03:17 PM
JOE BIDEN.
James "Gem" Coughlin October 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Joe Biden is just like any Otha guy.. Works at Boston sand and gravel punches a clock at the end of the day and slides down the back on a brontosaurus the republicans will shut down the teamstas building and shut down all the locals and we will all be workin for whole foods the GOP wants jonnies food master out and whole foods in!
James "Gem" Coughlin October 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM
This is an outrage
William Dawes October 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Well said, Robert. There is little to no difference between the parties on major issues. Our political debates are merely theater for the public, serving to distract them from the real issues, which are never discussed. Whichever party wins, America loses, and the Constitution will be further eroded. As our country slides further into the economic abyss, each party shouts that they will save us, but alternating between them is like going back and forth between two alcoholic abusers. It is all just smoke and mirrors for our Constitutional Republic to be returned to a Neo-feudal state, where a tiny minority are Oligarchs, modern day Aristocrats, and a large majority are debt-slaves, modern day serfs, just working to pay their debts, with their liberties stripped away. Enjoy the theater, the Titanic is going down, and you ain't seen nothing yet... The next step is chaos, then a Totalitarian Police/Surveillance State.

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