Immediately after the vice presidential debate on Thursday night, Fox News political analyst Charles Krauthammer skewered Vice President Joe Biden for being “disrespectful” to Republican Paul Ryan throughout the night with his incessant smirking and interrupting.
Krauthammer was able to sum up the debate with one simple statement:
“If you read the transcript, I think it’s dead even. If you heard it on radio, Biden won. If you watched it on television, he lost.”
“In the transcript, if you just look at the raw arguments, I think it was even because each side had points to make, it made them. I think on balance, not one side was stronger than the other,” Krauthammer explained.
If you heard it on radio, he said Biden would have sounded “aggressive, forceful – he was sort of on the attack all the time.” He said Ryan reacted with “excessive deference” and allowed himself to be cut off.
On Biden’s performance on television, Krauthammer said the vice president was “so disrespectful.”
“It was sort of almost unprecedented and hugely condescending. I think that undid the force of his arguments,” he added.
Watch the clip via Fox News here: