I love Joe Biden. Tonight, I thought he was deliberate, appropriate, respectful, intelligent, and very much "in the moment." I thought she was mechanical, slick, over-rehearsed, callous, and grandiose. So, why was I surprised when Pat Buchanan that Biden lost the debate because he was boring and too factual?
Since when are facts boring? Since when do we want our vice presidents to be perky dolls who say the same inane stuff every time you pull the string? Since when do we allow debaters to say they are not going to answer questions the way their opponents or the moderator want them answered? Since when do moderators fail to ask useful follow-up questions, such as "are you going to answer the question, or are we all just wasting our time here?" Why do I care what Pat Buchanan thinks, anyway?
(Did I mention that I love Joe Biden? )
Here's another hat. This one is for Save the Children. I knitted it while I watched the debate. Therefore, I did not eat chocolate, gnaw off all of my fingernails and some of John's, or spill hot tea in my lap. Knitting is good.