Overall, the 36-year Senate veteran is a polished debater who has learned a lot since his 1972 debut against Republican incumbent Sen. Cale Boggs.
Even in those days, though, he figured he might know too much for his own good. When Boggs was asked about a genocide treaty important to the Jewish audience at the debate, he answered that he wasn't familiar with it and would have to check on the details. "I knew the treaty, and I knew the answer cold," Biden says now. "But I knew enough in 1972 to know that nobody in the audience wanted to see Boggs embarrassed _ it would have been like clubbing the family's favorite uncle. So I said, 'I'm not sure. I promise I'll get back to you as well.'"
Originally posted by nixie_nox
As long as biden isn't condencending or has any gaffs, I think Palin is going down.
Originally posted by iamcamouflage
reply to post by JaxonRoberts
Biden really doesnt have to do very much in these debates. The mod will ask questions and all he has to do is answer without attacking Palin directly. If anyone has watched the Palin interviews, you will know that, she will without a doubt be stumped on many occasions. She will resort to very vague answers and skirt questions. Her response in the Couric interview on which magazines she has read was priceless. SNL is struggling to write anything that is funnier than what Palin is actually saying in these interviews. This is one instance where the parody is less funny than what it is parodying.
Biden has been known to say some foolish things but they are more attuned to him making an inappropriate comment as opposed to not having the education or knowledge to provide a well thought out response. He has a tendency to make a stupid/inappropriate comment if given too much time to talk about it.
Time limits for questions will save him. Palin has had a really tough time giving a staged/structured/edited interview, I just dont know what to expect in a live venue.
Originally posted by sos37
She's not stupid and I have a STRONG suspicion that these interviews she's been doing have been just a show on her part to make herself look dumbed down so Biden will come into the debate overconfident.