For those of you who missed last night’s Vice Presidential Debate live from Cleveland, here’s a capsule recap:
“You said Iraq and 9/11 were the same thing!”
“I never said that, besides, you’re never around anyway.”
“Bullshit! And you’re one to talk! You hate babies and senior citizens and Desmond Tutu!”
“Oh yeah? Well my daughter’s lesbian!”
“Halliburton! Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton!”
“There are terrorists with nuclear weapons in the middle of our largest cities.”
“Can I say Kerry’s name again, yet?”
In short, Edwards was a little too glossy and eager, Cheney was smart enough not to engage when he couldn’t defend, and neither were very good at answering the questions as asked.
In the end, Edwards came off as the one-note soprano this time, and Cheney showed why Bush kept him on the ticket over all the noise about energy panels and questionable business practices: Without him, he’s nothing.