(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.
If the vp could have shut his mouth and let others talk ....just like this admin....can't shut up and lsten
Ryan seemed nervous And thirsty! A sonny boy who was out classed and out of his league.
In case the far right missed it, Ryan APOLOGIZED for America and even tried to undermine Gates.
We need a new VP, bottom line.
Joe Biden, absolutely demolished Ryan. From the medicare coupon plan to Ryan wanting to sending American soldiers to the east of Afghanistan, causing our death to rise substantially. Obama didn't do well against Romney because he is a chameleon, he will do anything or say anything to win.
I thought Joe Biden was very unprofessional. He should have allowed Paul Ryan to speak. He can rebuttal Paul Ryan on his time not Paul's.
PS Ryan was scarey
Pleasantly surprised on how well Ryan did.
Vice president won
Biden is the smiling jack o lantern. Medicated and feeling fine. No need for facts. Just smiling.
Biden was arrogant and vague as usual, although Ryan needed to be more aggresive biden' arrogance stupid smirk make this a clear ryan win.
Romney had the stupidest smirk on his face during his debate with the President, if you stupid right-wingers want to talk about smirks. And let's not forget the constant batting of the eyes while we're at it.
Romney will keep the US at war AND keep our troops coming home to Dover AFB with toe tags-absolutely NO leadership-corporate budgets are far different that GAO standards-Check Bain Capital day-to-day; ask what "he can do for his country, NOT what his country has done for him" as JFK said-as a disabled Vietnam vet I could NOT see Mittens as my C-in-C
I found it funny how Joe Biden kept complaining about not getting enough time to speak and it was the Joe Biden show. Joe, you got your time. You spoke for about 41 minutes to Paul's 40 minutes. Plus you used some of his time up by interrupting the heck out of him.
Even debate rude Vic president
I know Joe Biden won hands down.
Ryan has so much to learn, Biden came equipped and was himself and everyone loves Joe who is for middle Americans and doesn't have to pretend, Ryan lost this debate as it is hard to really fake who you are really for. You won Joe, we love you. Obama/Biden 2012
Watching facial expressions - I have to agree with someone earlier today that said Ryan sometimes looks like Goober on Andy Griffith show. He has no lips, and smiles up-side-down.
Congressman Ryan had my vote until he admitted to taking money from the Obama administration. How do you slam their financial policies and tactics on one hand and then take their money on the other? Congressman Ryan lost his credibility with me.
Biden wasn't "vice-presidential" let alone presidential. He was loud, angry and kept talking over Ryan to the determinant of the public trying to hear responses. He comes across as impatient and rude. Wonderful qualities for the second in command.
Ryan was a robot
biden needs to be sent to his room! no tv or snacks....he was embarrassing...the end.
I think Biden won. It didn't stop Romney interrupting and winning the debate last time and tonight that same tactic got Biden the win.
I think Biden won.
Joe Biden had a great preformance.
I streamed the debate via my iPhone. Sounded like Ryan got his backside handed to him.