Weighing impact of VP debate on voters
Did Biden, Ryan matchup change minds?
- Duration 4:54
- Date Oct 12, 2012
Did Biden, Ryan matchup change minds?
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A lot of -- -- Dan from last night's vice presidential debate hopefully we'll get some preliminary numbers have been the next couple hours both sides hoping.
It would be -- game changer for their parties he did the candidates change any minds.
In today's Wall Street Journal executive Washington editor Gerri side writes this it's likely that part of -- of both political parties came away pleased.
It's also likely that independents -- tire of the fighting in Washington.
-- -- -- Immigrant is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal he was a speechwriter for president George W.
Bush as about so bill what do you think about that both sides could feel like they win.
Of the both sides could essentially loose with some in -- voters.
Right well I think I think Vice President Biden showed that you can be aggressive in defending.
The Obama record.
And in challenging the Romney Ryan plans.
But I think he also showed how not crest of that so I think you know -- can claim victory mean that the poll shows fairly close you know -- I think price for mr.
Ryan proved that he was vice presidential material but I think what people are gonna remember.
Is the vice president's mannerisms that's what people are talking about that's what can be -- -- and so forth.
And they were they were very distracting.
How do you think this conversation that we heard last night.
Will affect the conversation moving -- the strategy of either party going into the the debate next Tuesday in New York.
-- I think it will show President Obama that he can be forceful I think it'll also show don't be forceful in a wacky way.
Because it'll take away from -- I mean he is -- president.
He has to have some kind of reserve that way but I think it will make him a lot more forceful energetic and try to attack.
Romney about his -- What's the right way to engage except if -- know that this is to pick the model that potentially could be coming towards Mitt Romney.
Then how -- would you advise.
Well here here's the thing I think that it will be the model that that governor Romney is gonna face more energetic president.
I think there are risks to the president there one I think he has a very bad hand to play.
And -- on a lot of issues and by being more aggressive with mr.
Romney it opens the door for mr.
Romney to be a lot more aggressive.
Against President Obama I don't think he was that aggressive certainly not the Biden -- -- he was he was dominant but he was respectful.
But he left a lot of things off the table I think harsher criticism -- that they can open the door to both.
We'll see if that comes -- just what she really put your -- that's an initial -- and CBS news poll they did -- that for uncommitted voters they had a better impression Joseph Biden.
Then they did Paul Ryan but it was interesting when you looked at the broader numbers when it looked at the actual president.
I think it it it's equal all post debate -- along the bottom there.
Divided between the president governor Romney and still undecided so what do you make of that.
Like I'd say two things one is.
This gives you -- -- something to talk about for this while it fills a Wall Street trip until you get talk radio it's -- At the moment the next presidential debate comes this will all disappear no one remembers the vice presidential debates of the pastor specifics.
What they may take away however is the post debate kind of view of it especially Saturday and -- gets ahead of it.
Saturday Night Live is a political element yeah.
I think it's always an element in this post and what's the easiest thing to remember.
Vice President Biden I found it very distracting.
Ten Martha Raddatz -- is the focus of this because the two men were not looking at each other and they were.
-- her actual -- you thought even on stage because they were focused at her yet I think and the Commission on Presidential Debates defended mr.
Saying that we want less moderator more debate I am I don't think she was biased and I'm not.
I'm not -- are biased but I do think it's unusual that we have the vice presidential debate and an important election one person.
Gets to decide the questions and they're trying to persuade her.
Ryan should decide what are the issues he wants to go after mr.
Biden on and mr.
Biden should be on the decide the issues that he wants Stadler.
Murray using observation is right now you're looking at me you're not looking directly right and return -- -- changes we certainly changes the prevention and men weren't looking at each other pretty quickly here at the town -- out of ignorance is say.
What would be again your advice -- strategy to any candidate facing -- format do you walk up to the person you're answering the question I think it's really very candidate yet to be very -- Are -- with anything that looks unusual.
I think governor Romney will do will be quite well -- that city that is a little harder for President Obama if he wants to be aggressive.
To take a question from a third person over here and then turn and not put it that it's it's it makes it a little harder to do it.
We'll see how they do about what will reflect on it with people like that -- and -- as well I don't great had -- thank thank you very much John.