By Robert Hood
I think one of the most difficult things to do when you’re in a debate must be to keep your reactions in check while you’re not talking. Vice President Joe Biden was very animated Thursday night. I wonder if sometimes he isn’t mindful that he is always on camera during a debate, or maybe it’s just part of his technique.
The vice president threw up his arms, laughed, scoffed and rolled his eyes in reaction to Ryan’s attacks – a seemingly visceral reaction to what Biden frequently called “malarkey” offered up by the House Budget Committee chairman.
Biden’s response to Ryan’s proposals to reform Medicare into a “premium support” or voucher system was a typical refrain for the vice president: “Folks, use your common sense: who do you trust on this?”