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Debates are often as much about style as substance last night at least if you listen to much of the post debate analysis.
Vice president Biden's mannerisms.
Perhaps overshadowed anything either -- set.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen looks at what happened and the reaction.
-- -- -- -- -- I think it will be better served if we don't -- an -- each other this is a bunch of stuff what does that mean a bunch of stuff well it means is simply enact Irish.
Couldn't -- I don't.
The 43 million viewers of Thursday's debate in -- a few shots of Irish eyes and a healthy sampling of vintage Joseph Biden.
It's incredible cook.
To virtually every thrust made by Republican nominee Paul Ryan in the hyper animated vice president responded by grinning and smiling many cold it's smirking.
And by rolling his eyes to the heavens.
I think that -- did the advantage in rhetoric that he had been carrying the debate.
It was so disrespectful.
I think Biden really made a lot of strong points tonight again I just don't know whether.
Where we're -- -- of women find him likable or not my sense about it was that it was so compelling.
Did you people probably couldn't take their eyes off of it.
Thought that was unattractive I thought it was rude I just don't think you should be laughing during a discussion about thermonuclear war with Iraq however -- you are.
It's about tone as well as the contact.
With flashes of the lawyer -- while units that marked his tenure as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Biden's ring and should also included frequent resort to sarcasm.
I talk about this Great Recession -- -- fell out of the sky and by some estimates more than eighty interruptions for their own actuary from the administration came to congress and said.
One out of six hospitals and nursing homes are gonna go out of business as a result of this -- -- -- seven.
I suspect independents were put off by Biden's incessant smirking tweeted CNN's piers Morgan but dams -- of loved all his passion and fire in the belly.
Sure enough far left comedian Bill Mueller tweeted -- -- 11 there's an old man beating a child on my TV.
The White House not surprisingly had no problem with Biden being Biden.
When congressman Ryan starts attacking the administration over the Recovery Act.
And that's what's -- shows the vice president's smiling I can tell yeah I can -- why it was filing because he knew how hypocritical that was.
To the role of the -- younger man Ryan Hewitt closely offending Nolan with his demeanor -- say congressman Ryan felt comfortable it looked like in the entitlement reform area.
Most comfortable but -- -- struck by the sheer volume of -- H two -- intake.
And others felt he should have rapped the knuckles of the interrupt a vice president a bit more sternly and Ryan reacted -- thought excessive deference.
Allowing yourself to be cut off for.
All the attention the Vice President Biden garnered with his demeanor during the Donnybrook in -- it was not his largest audience mr.
-- showdown against Sarah Palin for years ago drew close to seventy million viewers -- Tension and with a smile that is something.
Okay my -- -- so what is your bag -- the vice president's performance let me know on Twitter you can follow me at Bret Bair who won the debate does it --
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