Tonight Gov. Mike Pence and Sen. Tim Kaine faced off in the first and only Vice Presidential debate of the 2016 election. It was more contentious, had more substance, and, almost inconceivably, may have seen more interruptions than the Presidential debate last week. But unlike last week, this debate had a clear winner.
MIKE PENCE: There’s simply no question about it. Pence seemed calmer, he was more prepared to discuss his own policy views and get into details than Kaine was, and less interested in simply bashing the opponent’s running mate. Pence had several great lines. Possibly the best was when he blasted Kain’s cheap shot, saying “that’s beneath even you and Hillary.” (video here)
MODERATOR ELAINE QUIJANO: I know, a lot of folks will say she didn’t have control of the debate, but for the most part, she asked substantive questions or just kept quiet and let them bury themselves or each other. That’s who people want to hear from, not the reporter/moderator. That’s a win in my book. Despite moments like this: