Joe Biden so elegantly wiped the floor with Sarah Palin during the vice presidential debate that only rapid Republicans could not have seen or would not admit it. That there is even some discussion that the debate was a tie can be explained because the audience did not expect a lot from Governor Palin. Queen Latifa got it on the nose during SNL's satirical take on the debate:
"Due to the historically low expectations for Gov. Palin, were she simply to do an adequate job tonight, at no point cry, faint, run out of the building or vomit, you should consider the debate a tie."
The reality was, as News 7's political editor pointed out:
"But this wasn't a tie.
Sarah Palin was cheerful and friendly...folksy and puckish...but she did not speak with authority or confidence. In contrast, Joe Biden was all business. His experience--in Washington and in debates--was obvious. At times, this debate sounded as if it were between a seasoned professional and an earnest amateur who needs seasoning.
So my winner tonight was Joe Biden. His answers were disciplined and so was he: he was direct...smart, but not cute...and he did not play any gender politics."