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Josh Barro

Biden and Ryan Draw. Raddatz Loses.

Somehow, Vice President Joe Biden got through an entire debate in 2008 without laughing at Sarah Palin. Yet, at least in the first 15 minutes of tonight’s debate, it seemed that Joe Biden could not contain his laughter at Paul Ryan’s comments.

Tonight’s debate featured two candidates and a moderator, but it was really The Joe Biden Show. The vice president attacked Paul Ryan’s legislative record and vigorously defended the Obama administration's policies. Biden was aggressive and at times dismissive. He eventually got the snickering under control.