(CNN) – The morning after the final debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden claimed Monday night's presidential showdown lacked one crucial element: an actual debate.
"It's fair to say that the debate has evaporated," Biden said Tuesday morning. "Back when I was debating Congressman Ryan, there were these massive disagreements on everything about Syria, Libya, Egypt, et cetera. And now, it's like - I don't know - there was a conversion that took place here."
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Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, saw it a different way.
"I think this was a fantastic debate," he said on ABC, adding that viewers heard from Romney some "clear distinctions on how we should go forward in this country."
But Biden, who also made his comments on ABC's "Good Morning America," pointed to the multiple times when Romney said he agreed with Obama in the Florida debate, which focused on foreign policy.
Romney said he concurred with the president that the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should be complete by 2014 and said the president was right to call for the departure of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The two also struck similar chords on drone strikes, Syria and the killing of Osama bin Laden.
"I didn't see anything that the governor disagreed on. And he seemed to be desperately trying to demonstrate he agreed with the president's policies," Biden said. "It was sort of amazing."
On a separate morning show, Biden, who chaired on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, said he thought Romney failed to show he could pass the commander-in-chief test, echoing comments the Obama campaign has been pushing in recent days.
"I'm not a pollster and I'm, I'm, I'm out of my depth here, but I would be dumfounded if day two and three and five and six days from now they thought that he had demonstrated a command of international circumstances," he said on NBC's "Today."
On a separate show, Ryan was quick to point out where the two presidential candidates differed–mostly pointing to the likelihood of Iran developing its nuclear program.
"Iran is four years closer to a nuclear weapon," Ryan said on CBS's "This Morning." "The administration fought us on sanctions in Congress on a bipartisan basis for years until we finally got bipartisan support to overwhelm the president's position."
The Wisconsin congressman also pointed to the impending defense cuts, which will trigger in 2013 if Congress fails to reach a deficit-reduction plan by the end of the year. The provision came in a 2011 bill that Ryan voted for in the House.
"This trillion-dollar cut in defense will devastate our defense, make us weak, project weakness abroad, and I think Mitt Romney did a great job of contrasting that," he said.
In the debate, Romney contended that the Pentagon cuts would have devastating effects on the military and would downsize U.S. power. Obama, however, vowed that the military cuts "will not happen" and took a swipe at Romney's argument.
"You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916," Obama said to Romney. "Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed."
Ryan took issue with Obama's much-talked-about quip on horses and bayonets, saying the president's remark had no place in the argument.
"To compare modern American battleships and Navy with bayonets-I just don't understand that comparison," Ryan said on CBS. "Look, we have to have a strong Navy to keep peace and prosperity and sea lanes open."