(CNN) - A combative debate Thursday between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan came down to the issue of trust.
The running mates to President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in next month's presidential election each challenged the other's facts and claims in the 90-minute nationally televised debate that was their only showdown of the campaign.
Martha, please sit down with Lehrer and explain to him how to be a moderator. AWESOME job!
Biden is his own worst enemy.
You know, voters are going to youtube to compare and contrast the Dr.Jeckyl Mr.Hide personality switch of Biden between his debate with Pailin vs Ryan. I don't think this will be a good thing for Dems.
When Biden gets angry, he makes up words.
Where are the women's issue? Enough testosterone! Shame on Martha. At least Joe is not letting Lyin Ryan get away with falsehoods!
I am embarrassed that Joe Biden is representing this country! He is smug, arrogant, and non-reflective. Very disappointed in his constant interruptions, his lack of respect, and his dismissal of the severity of situations. The moderator of the debate should not have allowed him to constantly interrupt! Rebuilding this country is about collaboration, being open to new ideas, and working TOGETHER! Biden should be ashamed...I am!!!!
RYAN IS MAKING A COMPLETE FOOL OF HIMSELF, another palin moment.
Ryan is pathetic
Oops. I thought Candy Crowley was moderating tonight. I owe her an apology for an earlier post.
Biden has nothing to sell. He spends most of his time just calling Ryan a liar, and smirking and generally being obnoxious.
No, Martha, Biden is a Catholic in name only.
Ryan is a liar. He is a major liar flip flopper than Romney. Russia had a veto vote in the U.N. since the start. Ryan refuses to answer any questions honestly. Romney and Ryan have no global idea what is going on in the world. Just watch at the 71st min. On. Clueless, dangerous, and deadly to Americans.
I have never witnessed such a poor performance by a moderator. I think the viewing audience deserves better than what she has to offer. I am an independent, but based solely on the manner in which this “debate,” and I use the term loosely, has been conducted, based on Vice President Biden's smirking and snickering, I would almost be tempted to vote for the Republican ticket. Surely, your network had something better to offer.
I am an independent voter , i am tempted to vote republican just because I am very disgusted by Biden constant smirk . Very obnoxious
It's not going to be so much that Ryan won the debate, but that Biden lost it.
The "unbiased" moderator is not very unbiased. This is the Joe Biden Show...he continues to interrupt and make smug, smirky faces...loser
Biden unfortunately came across like an angry old man.
Ryan. Is. A. True. Liar
I thought I had seen it all, but alas, nope. I thought I would see grownups in this debate tonight ... cripes...it is great that ryan has not been pushed over the cliff like the great arrogant one would like..truly, I THOUGHT I was going to hear about some issues..biden is embarrassing. it is like he should be sent to his room! ryan is holding his own, sparring with this old and tired politician who must let some dentist muss up the more than perfect mouth smile that is almost scary!
Goofy Ryan is giving his final approach.
Take that silly smirk off your face, Lyin' Ryan
Bidden CRUSHED Lyin' Ryan.
More trickle-down dichotomy from the Reagan Years...Romney/Ryan will keep US troops abroad AND decimate the nest eggs for seniors and hurt the very most indigent-including homeless AND homeless veterans
Ryan was no match for Joe Biden. Just like a snotty nosed teen ager trying to tell his grandpa how to drive.
. . . . Boy you had better go sit down before I tan you britches.
President Obama and Vice President Biden for middle-class America–Forward 2012
Sorry but Ryan could not answer the questions to make me vote for Republicans. Mr. Biden you win. I am voting for Obama.