With the exception of Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, I haven’t seen a vice presidential debate worth remembering.
Paul Waldman on Kaine vs. Pence:
Democrats are probably content with how the debate went, despite the fact that overall, Pence put in a better performance, at least in the moment. Not that Pence did anything spectacular — he tends to come off like your new stepfather explaining why it’s for your own good that he’s taking away your Xbox and sending you to Bible camp — but Kaine interrupted so much that he looked overcaffeinated and rude, even missing one opportunity after another to shut his mouth and let Pence dig himself into a hole.
Next to last analysis:
Kaine helped Hillary Clinton and Pence hurt Donald Trump more than it might have appeared.
Oh? How so?
In the end, almost no one will decide their vote on the basis of which running mate they like better. But tens of millions of them just got repeated reminders of all the controversial, shocking, and offensive things that have come out of Donald Trump’s mouth. Which is exactly what the Clinton campaign wanted.
This election, more than any other I’ve seen to date, says more about voters than candidates.