Opinion / Editorial
Vice Presidential face-off
October 31, 2012Douglass High School
Vice President Joe Biden and Republican representative Paul Ryan participated in the first and final vice-presidential debate last week. This significant debate took place in Danville, Kentucky and gave each candidate the opportunity to share his plans for the country.
“We knew we had to act for the middle class. We immediately went out and rescued General Motors and we went ahead and made sure that we cut taxes for the middle class. When that occurred, what did Romney do? Romney said, “No, let Detroit go bankrupt.” We moved in and helped people refinance their homes and Governor Romney said, “No, let foreclosures hit the bottom,” Vice President Joe Biden stated during the nationally televised debate.
Paul Ryan, on the other hand, was not considered aggressive or accurate with the information he provided. Much like the Presidential Debate earlier in the month, the vice presidential candidates took on two different perspectives and personalities with Biden being the winner and Ryan failing to follow through. As each minute passed, the debate intensified. Reporters commented that Biden was just as aggressive as Romney had been in the previous debate, minus the rude and inaccurate behavior. Biden precisely presented information to America, which won him the Vice Presidential Debate in my opinion.
The media had major opinions as to who won this debate. Although it seemed like a split decision for some, it all came down to Vice President Joe Biden being the overall winner. Some stated that Biden had come prepared to debate, he came to argue, and he came to be Joe Biden. In other words, it was extremely clear that Biden was more skilled at convincing America of his passion for the betterment of our nation.
“Once the debate began, my hopes were beyond high for Joe Biden. I wanted him to help recover from the damage Barack Obama had created in the first presidential debate. Biden’s performance truly excited me and gave me hope for the Democratic Party. With his opponent Paul Ryan taking a soft approach to the debate, he came off as unsure of what he truly wanted to say in favor of Governor Romney. He was not as prepared as Joe Biden. Many people may suggest that opinions like these are only because I’m in favor of Biden, but this is not necessarily true. It is evident who was fierce and more knowledgeable and who was not. In this case, it happened to be Joe Biden. I am very proud of his performance and hope that this will further encourage people to vote for Barack Obama as the next president of the United States,”
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By Amber Hughes, Staff Writer