Kaine's performance wasn't all scripted. What I saw was someone who cares deeply for his country, and has great respect and trust in the candidate who has chosen him as running mate. I saw him genuinely a little pissed off at the constant lies and rhetoric leveled at Clinton, by Trump, someone with no experience except in running his mouth. Pence has essentially made a deal with the devil. He enjoys his little perch, preaching to the masses, and riding around in limos. Reminds me of an organ grinder's monkey. He hopes to capitalize on it, and continue giving the country away to his rich friends, safe in his "messiah's" shadow, while castigating those who do not pay obeisance to his biblical hallucinations. What a phony, creepy, fake, with those deep set beady little eyes darting around. He and Trump are the very worst this country has to offer, and anyone can see through this toxic couple, like the con-artists they are. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <steve.sundur@...> wrote :
As I said, I did not watch the debate, so was limited to the clips and the post debate commentary which seemed to give the "win" to Pence. However, if, as you speculate, the purpose of the debate on the Clinton side was "capture sound bites" and not really debate the issues, well that sounds pretty strange in itself, and I guess, sorta proves my point. Bring out Kaine with a different agenda than to debate, but rather try to make the opponent make statements for fodder in future campaign ads. And again, if that is the case, then I would have preferred to see a more honest debate, than one with that ulterior motive. But also, according to your analysis below, the reason Pence DID appear to come out the winner was because he WAS himself, with all the lies and misrepresentations. He evidently is comfortable with that, and that came across. Just sayin' ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : I totally disagree with the 'pundits' on who "won" the debate. The only person out there who told the truth and who had hard facts at his disposal (like direct Trump and Pence quotes) was Kaine. He came off a bit awkward at first firing accusations (timing wasn't great) but he got into the rhythm of the thing as the debate went on and was reasonably formidable in his take down or, at least, his confrontation of Pence concerning Trump and his ugly and ignorant rhetoric. I thought Kaine's statement on women having the right to determine what they do with their bodies was strong and as we now all know in the aftermath, much of the way the debate played out was totally planned by the Clinton campaign as a way to capture sound and video clips for their expose spot afterwards to highlight the lies Pence was spewing the entire time. Just because Pence can sit there like some robotic cadaver and speak in this placating kind of marmish tone does not a debate winner make. I can't figure out why this qualifies as making him the winner. He couldn't defend Trump except to shake his head and priss his lips or outright lie. That is hardly a strong defense of his running mate. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <salsunshineiniowa@...> wrote : Remember the nickname they gave Bush, the Smirking Chmip? Pence could easily be the Smirking Sociopath, he lies with such effortlessness and oiliness. Even against video evidence, it's like he's some alternate universe or something. Sal On Oct 5, 2016, at 9:55 AM, olliesedwuz@... mailto:olliesedwuz@... [FairfieldLife] <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> wrote: There is a delusional element among the religious right, who fervently believe that Trump is our next MESSIAH, the Great White Hope who will restore righteousness among the wicked. Pence is clearly one of them. "Smirky" Pence, the know-it-all, self-righteous, bible-thumping hypocrite. I enjoyed Kaine, who comes across as sane, capable and tough. The 'debate' was farcical though, with Smirky constantly trotting out lies, and Kaine refuting them - So nothing new from that angle. Rote Republican desperation, and the usual attempt by the only adult in the contest to stay in the domain of reality. Yeah, the Trump Toilet/Pence Paper ticket is one to avoid at all costs. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <authfriend@...> wrote : For those uncertain as to how my last four posts relate to FFL's concerns as a spiritual group: The Trump/Pence ticket is a blatant example of spiritual degradation--lying, cheating, hypocrisy, and sheer recklessness with the welfare of humankind. Anybody who is at all spiritually aware should oppose these candidates with every fiber of their being. Trust me, every fibre of my being is resonating with contempt and an understanding for how hideous the Trump/Pence ticket is. Between the mono-syllabic undertaker and his bloated and corrupt running mate it is a frightening and sickening to behold. My absentee ballot is sitting to the right of me on my desk ready to be mailed and, believe me, it is for Hillary/Kaine - my only regret is my one vote can't be counted as one million.