Reminiscent of Al Gore's sigh's and groans which cost him a debate with George W. Bush in 2000, Joe Biden smiled, laughed, and giggled his way to a loss in a debate with Paul Ryan.
If you read the transcript or listened on the radio, you would think Biden did well. If you watched on television, you could not help but be appalled at the juvenile behavior exhibited by the Vice President. For the first 2/3rd of the debate, Biden smiled, laughed, giggled, and interrupted Ryan 82 times. His behavior was not only juvenile, but also extremely disrespectful.
Here are some of the comments from journalists about Biden's behavior.
Phil Klein of the Washington Examiner: "“Biden’s strategy seems to be to laugh at Ryan constantly. Will it work to infantalize Ryan, or backfire like Gore sighing?”"
David Gregory of NBC: “Biden’s smile is out of control.”
Ben Smith of Buzzfeed: “So did Biden practice laughing at Ryan?"
Rick Klein of ABC: “Biden on verge of breaking down in laughter when Ryan talks.”
Former Eric Cantor staffer Brad Daysping: “Joe Biden needs to realize this isn’t a Senate Foreign Relations
Hearing. His laughter and condescending attitude is a disaster.”
Guy Benson of TownHall: “Will Biden laugh his ass off at the terrible economy, too?”