And the many one-liners. Politico’s Maggie Haberman thinks it did wonders:
Biden not only was more alert than Obama was, he also remembered to use the lines he was prepped with. Raddatz never asked about the secretly-recorded fundraiser at which Romney talked about “47 percent” of Americans who consider themselves victims. Ryan did not defend strongly against it – and to that end, the GOP vice presidential hopeful generally used his time to talk about the ticket in broad terms like “we.” He did not use the word “Romney” as frequently as Biden invoked the president. He criticized Obamacare aggressively, but not memorably.
Could we see a Biden 2016 ticket?
Biden is widely known to be considering a run of his own for the presidency in four years, and his movements have matched that interest in the past year in terms of hires he’s made and some of his travels.
Ryan is also believed to have the concept of a presidential run of his own somewhere in the recesses of his brain should Romney fail. Biden probably did a bit more to endear himself to his base than Ryan did last night…