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Biden vs. Ryan: Who Won the VP Debate?

Do you think Vice President Joe Biden or Congressman Paul Ryan came out on top in Thursday night's debate? We want to hear from you.

The political pundits, pollsters and bloggers are sure to be debating today who won Thursday night's vice presidential debate.

Did Joe Biden's performance provide a bump for President Barack Obama's re-election bid? Or did Congressman Paul Ryan help Gov. Mitt Romney gain momentum?

Websites and water coolers will be abuzz all over the country, but we really want to find out what people in Patch towns here in Tampa Bay think. We're in one of the most hotly contested areas this election season, after all, and it's also interesting to just hear what your neighbors have to say.

Which VP candidate do you think won the debate? Did anything said by either of them really resonate with you? Let us know what you think in the comments section. 

EL JOHNSON October 14, 2012 at 11:49 PM
LYNDA, HOW DARE YOU TELL ME I KEEP INTERRUPTING SERIOUS COMMENTS WITH NONSENSE? WHO ARE YOU TO TALK TO ME LIKE THAT? MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. JUST SO YOU KNOW I'M AWARE OF THE FACTS THAT RADDATZ & GENACHOWSKI DIVORCE IN 1997 AND ARE NOW MARRIED TO OTHER SPOUSES. THEY MAYBE DIVORCE BUT THEY ARE STILL FRIENDS WITH OBAMA AND OBAMA STILL ASKED THEM FAVORS.
EL JOHNSON October 14, 2012 at 11:53 PM
BTW, LYNDA EVEN RADDATZ DID NOT BELIEVE JOE BIDEN'S EXPLANATIONS FOR LIBYA. HOW ABOUT THAT ??? HA !!! HA!!! HA!!!
EL JOHNSON October 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM
EVEN RADDATS DID NOT BELIEVE JOE BIDEN EXPLANATIONS FOR LIBYA. HOW EMBARRASSING IS THAT, HUH?
EL JOHNSON October 15, 2012 at 12:01 AM
WHY DOES OBAMA NEEDS CLINTON TO CAMPAIGN WITH HIM? HE KEEPS HIDING BEHIND CLINTONS BACK AND THINKS THAT PEOPLE WILL VOTE FOR HIM BECAUSE CLINTON BEGS THME TO DO IT !!!!! HOW PATHETIC OF HIM TO HIDE BEHIND CLINTON AND LET CLINTON DO THE TALKING AND WALKING FOR HIM. BE A MAN AND CAMPAIGN ON YOUR OWN AND DO NOT USE SOMEONE'S POWER TO CAMPAIGN FOR YOU. SHOW THE PEOPLE YOU CAN DO IT WITHOUT ANY BACK UP FROM ANYONE.
Freedom October 15, 2012 at 04:09 AM
I don't like you Joe, you ignore facts & have the nerve to turn what I posted into something against Mr. Romney which has nothing to do with what happened in Libya, you know I am right current democratic administration have been hiding facts, for God's Sake President Obama our Commander in Chief is supposed to be keeping all of us Americans safe, that is his job, that is the reason he got elected & he swore to it but unfortunately & sadly he failed to keep our ambassador & the seal team stationed in Libya safe, there is a poor mother who lost her only son Sean Smith wanting answers to what happened & how her son got murdered who is getting the run around, you Joe claim that they are still investigating, how dare you say that we all know when somebody in US gets murdered first thing that is done is perform an autopsy but instead they brought these poor victims in coffins & buried them, they didn't even have the decency to let this poor mother see her son one last time absolutely no respect for human life & ultimate sacrifice! What would you do Joe, if someone you love died in these circumstances, I bet you would be frantic to find out what happened just like that poor mother who has to live with the fact that she will never see her beloved son, never be able to talk to him, never be able to hug him, what a shame all you can say is "Pres. Obama and Sec. of State Clinton has been consistent, supported by our allies, has been generally very successful."
Goin' Commando October 15, 2012 at 04:51 AM
DON'T YOU JUST LOVE PEOPLE WHO TYPE THEIR COMMENTS IN "ALL CAPS"? MAYBE THEY LIKE TO SHOUT ALL THE TIME, AND THIS IS THEIR WAY OF SHOUTING. I'M GLAD THEY DON'T LIVE NEXT DOOR.
Dad of Three October 15, 2012 at 05:14 AM
For Ms Belle, who posted what I can only call a ludicrous comment about impeachment of President Obama (her claim is much worse and more distorted than even the left-wingers who rabidly called for Bush's impeachment for making up a phony reason to launch the war in Iraq, notably a highest level deliberate act which - on the basis of false intelligence - subsequently cost thousands of US lives and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilian lives, versus a midlevel management error in the State Department), she should take note of what the parents of Ambassador Stevens have said: [from Bloomberg News] "The father of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed in the attack in Benghazi last month, said his son’s death shouldn’t be politicized in the presidential campaign. “It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue,” Jan Stevens, 77, said in a telephone interview from his home in Loomis,California, as he prepares for a memorial service for his son next week. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, has criticized President Barack Obama for not providing adequate security in Libya, saying the administration has left the country exposed to a deadly terrorist attack. The ambassador’s father, a lawyer, said politicians should await the findings of a formal investigation before making accusations or judgments." The family's wishes trump political tactics, and also make sense for thinking Americans.
Freedom October 15, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Wake up Joe & face the facts, what Pres. Obama & VP Biden are doing is wrong, what happened in Libya has nothing to do with the election, accept the fact things are not rosy, these are the worst of times & it is going to get even worse if we ignore common sense, all I am saying is by all means vote for the candidate you want but please question the current administration, be informed, don't ignore facts, I realize you don't know me but please have the decency to trust what I am saying, I am being truthful when I post these facts, I have absolutely nothing to gain by lying which same goes for you so I am asking you very sincerely to listen to reason ask what happened in Libya, here's a good article to read which is posted in LA Times http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-libya-us-guards-20121011,0,3772440.story
Georgia Leblanc October 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Tired of all those hypocrites who want to "save" an unborn fetus and support the child molester priest. What is your purpose? Save a child so he can sexually assault by well respected sex predator (priest)
Richard M. Swier October 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Georgia, Actually the priests you speak of were gay. They are classified as pederasts. Pederasts are all homosexuals. The Church erred in allowing gays to become priests and paid a sever price for their tolerance. The Church expected these gay priests to uphold their sacred vows and they failed not only their professed God but society and the children they were supervising. It is a common story like that of Sandusky from Penn State. As for the unborn, is he or she not subject to the equal protection clause of our Constitution? If not then neither are you protected. It is a slippery slope and leads to what Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, supported - the purification of the race by elimination of the weak and infirm. It is called Eugenics. Please read quotes from Margaret Sanger here: http://www.dianedew.com/sanger.htm Margaret Sanger on blacks, immigrants and indigents: "...human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born." Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people
Georgia Leblanc October 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Richard, fyi, most of pederast are not homosexuals and most closeted homosexuals are the most intolerant people with a hidden agenda (new born christians, extreme conservatives to mention some) Nobody has the right to take away women choices with their pregnancy. Abortion is a personal desicion not a constitutional or religiuos commandment.
Richard M. Swier October 15, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Georgia, I think you need to understand the difference between a pedophile and pederast. Not all pedophiles are homosexual, however all pederasts are homosexual. You need to understand the difference. Killing any human being is both illegal and a sin. If you support the killing of innocents, where do you stop?
Anti-Westboro Baptist October 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Mr Swier, your lack of understanding regarding the issues of homosexuality related to child molestation is astounding! The statistics are very clear on this. Middle aged white straight males account for the overwhelming segment that commit this crime! It is a crime of power not sex in the offenders mind and has nothing to do with being gay! I would guess you are a Todd Akin supporter too!
Georgia Leblanc October 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Richard check www.religioustolerance.org/ What is your definition of a human being?
Georgia Leblanc October 15, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Well said Anti
Richard M. Swier October 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Anti, Actually you misunderstand the statistics. Gays are over represented in child molestations as a percentage of the population. Just as blacks are over represented in murders of whites and blacks as a percentage of the population. Actually, the Obama administration has redefined children as "sexual beings". A gay group named B4U-ACT wants to redefine pedophiles as "minor attracted persons". Read about it here: http://manupflorida.blogspot.com/2011/08/b4u-act-baltimore-conference-pedophiles.html Are you in favor of this?
Michael D. October 15, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Upperhoovednaym, You may have not found him to be aggressive, but many people did. Including the people who were praising his preformance on this site for being aggressive. He was cutting off the moderator and at times the President. Which I found no problem with, as I also didn't find an issue with Bidden's performance. Because in the end that is all they are, performances. Bidden did the appropriate act for the V.P. debate which is historically more biting and vicious than the Presidental debates. There is a coorelation, and I understand if you do not find an equivalance. But as I can see most Romney Supports don't see it, just like Obama supports see Romney has aggressive and rude in the Presidental Debate and Bidden being in command of the second debate. As I said in an earlier post, my view as an undecided independent, is the score on debates is 1-1 wins going to Romney and Bidden.
Michael D. October 15, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I have to agree with CJ and that the auto companies and banks with fraudulent loans should have been allowed to go bankrupt. In a Free Market they would have been allowed to go bankrupt and the bubble in my opinion would have stopped there. Both Bush and Obama handled this wrong in my opinion.
DRaymond October 15, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Thanks for being the adult in the room and researching the facts.
Georgia Leblanc October 15, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Except if you are multimillionaire Obama/Biden is the way to go! Looking forward to next presidential debate. I will feel sorry for Romney!
Michael D. October 15, 2012 at 02:14 PM
How about researching where those sites spend their money, at least 6 of the 7 opening support financially the Democratic party. Regardless of who truly won the debate they are going to say Biden won it.
Harborite October 15, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a nurse, a great humanitarian, and a sex educator in an age when there was little sex education available. Margaret Sanger was a product of her times. She was born in 1879 in a Victorian world where people viewed many social issues much differently than we see these issues today. Your simplistic character assassination of her does not change the fact that she was correct in believing that women have an absolute right to health care, family planning, birth control, and abortion. You have a right to your personal and religious beliefs, but you have no right to impose your religious beliefs on anybody else. We live in a free country here. We do not have a theocracy like they do in Iran. You need to live by your own personal and religious beliefs and let everybody else live by theirs. I can't stand religious bullies like you who try to force women back into the Dark Ages where they may die seeking dangerous and illegal abortions because you don't think that they should have their rights.
Richard M. Swier October 15, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Joe, Yes, she was all of those things and also a promoter of Eugenics, a plan to purify the race and create a new world made up of eugenically superior humans. Her work was inspirational and embraced by Adolf Hitler. He put into practice on a large scale what she was teaching. Here are some other quotes from Sanger: On the purpose of birth control: The purpose in promoting birth control was "to create a race of thoroughbreds," she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2) On the extermination of blacks: "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population," she said, "if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon On respecting the rights of the mentally ill: In her "Plan for Peace," Sanger outlined her strategy for eradication of those she deemed "feeble-minded." Among the steps included in her evil scheme were immigration restrictions; compulsory sterilization; segregation to a lifetime of farm work; etc. Birth Control Review, April 1932, p. 10 They are being followed by Planned Parenthood. If you notice that 70% of abortion clinics are in minority neighborhoods. Here in Sarasota the largest abortion clinic in Florida is located in New Town. No surprise given Sanger's hate of those inferior blacks.
Keith Best October 15, 2012 at 11:34 PM
"It's all about a 3 letter word, J-O-B-S" --Joe Biden "Stand up and be recognized" says Biden to a guy in a wheelchair "I always stop in to (name of restaurant) everytime I'm in town" --place has been closed for years. Yes these are the actual words of our current VP. And so many said Sarah palin was dumb. And to think this clown is only a heartbeat away from the presidency. Hopefully only till January 20, 2013.
Carol Sherman October 16, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Reply to Keith Best, I quit after J O B S is a three letter word. First grade grammar J O B S i a four letter word. I could only assume you did not do your own homework.
CJ October 16, 2012 at 02:33 AM
END THIS BLOG...IT'S TOO LONG
CJ October 16, 2012 at 02:37 AM
..except for the fact that is more of a math error than a grammar one...lol
EL JOHNSON October 16, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Carol Sherman, you are such a typical ARROGANT, OBNOXIOUS DEMOCRAT. Just because of small mistake you make a big deal out of it? How pathetic you are..... There are worst problems out there to worry about than someone's grammar or spelling. This is not a contest. What's wrong with you, ignoramus !!!!!
EL JOHNSON October 16, 2012 at 04:17 AM
HEY, GOIN' COMMANDO !!!! NOT MAN ENOUGH TO A NAME? WHY DON'T YOU MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS?? YOU DON'T KNOW ME AT ALL? HOW DO YOU KNOW I'M NOT BLIND? I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU GO BLIND AND WHEN THAT DAY COMES YOU WILL INDEED WRITE IN ALL CAPS SO YOU CAN READ WHAT YOU WROTE. YOU IGNORAMUS !!!!!!
Carol Sherman October 18, 2012 at 01:57 AM
While it is in the uterous it breathes water and cannot survive prior to five months out of the womb. Killing any human being is both illegal and a sin, so a soilder kills what, and a bomb kills what and capital punishment kills what? Where do you stop? Show me where in the Bible it says Thou Shalt not Kill unless? I can only guess you are either Christian or Catholic because you use the word sin. I do not support killing anything, but if you are going justify killing why wait until after people have had time to love and know the person you have justified in killing?

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