Joe Biden Vs. Paul Ryan: The 15 Best Tweets About the Vice Presidential Debate

Live from the peanut gallery: how Biden demolished his Republican challenger

Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan participate in the Vice Presidential Debate in Kentucky.
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October 12, 2012 10:13 AM ET

Vice President Joe Biden steamrolled Rep. Paul Ryan in the first vice-presidential debate last night, winning 50 percent to 31 percent in a CBS poll of uncommitted voters.

From the first mention of "malarkey" – Biden's response to Ryan's critique of the administration's handling of Libya – the contest became such a laugher that the peanut gallery on Twitter began to sit back and enjoy the show.

Here are the 15 best tweets we saw:

 1. Comedian Patton Oswalt's read on the candidates' early energy:

2. A former operative for Texas Governor Rick Perry takes in the GOP disaster unfolding on CNN:

3. Rolling Stone contributing editor Michael Hastings sums up the emerging consensus:

4. Game Change author John Heilemann declares this game altered:

5. Atlantic economics editor Matt O'Brien catches Ryan twisting in the wind:

6. Twitter wit "Delrayser" enjoys one of Biden's 86 interruptions.

7. Progressive reporter Robin Marty notes Biden's campaign-website overload:

8. MSNBC host Chris Hayes mocks Ryan's raging insincerity:

9. Progressive blogger Marcy Wheeler hits Ryan's false piety:

10. New York magazine's Dan Amira suggests Obama should channel his inner A-Rod:

11. The New Yorker's Ben Greenman addressess the grin:

12. Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt does a little victory dance:

13. Foreign Policy editor Blake Hounshell hits the GOP's childishness:


14. Former Clinton adviser Dick Morris actually gets it right, for once: 

15. Karl "Turd Blossom" Rove has a sad:

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