Matt Lewis

Will Joe Biden’s laughs be the new Al Gore sighs?

Immediately after Thursday night’s vice presidential debate, I noted that the post-debate spin would matter greatly. The media narrative, I predicted, would either be that Biden was tough — or that he was rude and condescending and dismissive.

Narratives, of course, don’t just happen. They are pushed.

Wasting little time, the RNC quickly produced a brutal new video, highlighting some of the moments when Biden was laughing at awkward and inopportune times.

Videos can matter much more than mere words, and one imagines ┬áthis one could have a real impact — especially if it makes it onto TV.

Could it be that Joe Biden, by smirking and laughing, made the same mistake Al Gore made in 2000 with his audible sighs?