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Reactions to vice presidential debate

Here are some reactions from around the nation to the debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in Danville, Ky., that was held Thursday night.

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan were the two candidates on stage at Thursday’s vice presidential debate, but a third character emerged: Joe Biden’s laugh. -- Patrick Gavin, Politico


Seldom have the words “my friend” been laced with so much arsenic.

     -- Frank Bruni, New York Times

 

If Americans wanted to know what a real debate sounds like, they got one

Thursday night. -- Gerald F. Seib, Wall Street Journal

 

"If you liked aggressive Biden, that makes Ryan a loser. If you don’t like aggressive Biden, that makes Ryan a winner."

-- Chris CillizzaWashington Post

 

Joe Biden's decades of experience showed. Ryan's lack of readiness was painfully apparent. -- Craig Crawford, Huffington Post

 


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