During the Thursday night vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden replaced ‘hope and change’ with ‘interrupt and laugh.’
The aggressive strategy followed President Barack Obama’s debate performance last week, which even liberal commentators heavily criticized as too reserved.
“Mr. Vice President, I know you’re under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we don’t keep interrupting each other,” Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said at one point.
“Well, don’t take all the four minutes then,” Biden replied, even though the CNN “speaking clock” showed that, at that time, Biden had spoken for nearly two minutes more than Ryan.