Zimbio Live Blogging of the Vice Presidential Debate

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Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Senator Joe Biden looks on as moderator Gwen Ifill shakes hands with Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin walks away after the vice presidential debate at the Field House of Washington University's Athletic Complex on October 2, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The highly anticipated showdown between the two vice-presidential candidates will be their only debate before the election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North...Read Full Story

Palin Embraces Much-Derided Folksy Image in Debate

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Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the vice presidential debate at the Field House of Washington University's Athletic Complex on October 2, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The highly anticipated showdown between the two vice-presidential candidates will be their only debate before the election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)I read a good joke today: What's the difference between Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin? Lipstick.Palin's task...Read Full Story

VP Debate Transcript: Palin vs. Biden

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Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) greets Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during the vice presidential debate at the Field House of Washington University's Athletic Complex on October 2, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The highly anticipated showdown between the two vice-presidential candidates will be their only debate before the election. (Photo by DON EMMERT/Getty Images North America) ¬†On Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, Delaware...Read Full Story

Many Calling Biden Winner in VP Debate

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Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) speaks as Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) looks on during the vice presidential debate at the Field House of Washington University's Athletic Complex on October 2, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The highly anticipated showdown between the two vice-presidential candidates will be their only debate before the election. (Photo by RICK WILKING/Getty Images North America)According to CNN polling...Read Full Story

Debate Liveblogging - Palin Closing Strong

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While flailing in various points throughout the debate, Sarah Palin is handling her closing statements with a strong sense of command.She's rambling a little, but mostly, she's on point and speaking straight to the people. It does ring true when she complains about how she look through the filter of the media. That being said, I don't think anyone has made her look worse than she has herself.Read Full Story

Debate Liveblogging - Palin Grows Increasingly Ridiculous

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So this whole thing ends in six minutes and it's pretty clear who won.Sarah Palin has done NOTHING for McCain's campaign in this debate. She has only reinforced public perception that she is utterly unqualified for the office of President or Vice President.Her circular answers are completely transparent when compared with Biden's practiced style. Even if one does not agree with Biden's policies, it's obvious he handled this debate much better.Read Full Story

Debate Liveblogging - Palin Doesn't Seem to Know the Role of the Vice President

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When asked about how she would define the role of the Vice President, Sarah Palin derailed by babbling for a full minute about absolutely nothing. Throughout her response, she continued to glance at her notes while stammering.Biden responded by contrasting himself with Dick Cheney, calling Cheney's VP definition as someone with legislative powers "bizarre."Read Full Story

Debate Liveblogging - Joe Biden Can Be Folksy Too

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Joe Biden just talked about how much time he spends in Home Depot... Really?OK whatever. He was responding to a question about what a Biden administration would mean if Obama died in office. Palin responded with an incredulous 'say it ain't so Joe.'Read Full Story

Debate Liveblogging - Interventionist vs. Preemptive Strikes

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Gwen Ifill just put Biden on the spot for being an interventionist who supports moving troops into the war-torn regions of Darfur.It makes me wonder what voters prefer: preemptive strikes against a potentially dangerous country (e.g. Iraq) or intervening in a situation where innocents are being killed and mutiliated (e.g. Darfur). I think I prefer the latter.Read Full Story

Debate Liveblogging - Tying McCain to Bush

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Joe Biden says "I haven't heard how his policy in (insert x country here) will be different than George Bush's."The Obama campaign hasn't let up in tying McCain to Bush. It's a good strategy. Bush's approval ratings are so low that if people really do buy the tie-in, it's a solid strategy. It certainly isn't far-fetched.Read Full Story