The Best Reactions to Tuesday's Vice Presidential Debate
The dust has settled and you've lived through the first and only Vice Presidential Debate of the 2016 presidential election. Unless you were one of the time-traveling GOP website writers who had their debate reactions online before the debate started, you had to sit through it with the rest of the world and experience it in real time.
This means you had to watch every interruption and every fatherly eyebrow raise and head shake. Twitter was a hub for some of the best reactions, including passing around some older tweets to remind us who, exactly, the two candidates were.
Tim Kaine's kids BEGGING him not to wear the funny tie tonight, the one with the big cheeseburger screen-printed on it.— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) October 4, 2016
Here's a look at some of the night's best reactions to the debate. It includes a little sympathy for the moderator Elaine Quijano, just like there was last time for NBC's Lester Holt.
MODERATOR: Backstage the nominees flipped a coin to determine who will give the first opening statement. Which one of you is Governor Pence?— Nice Eric (@ericsshadow) October 5, 2016
I think the moderator should just open her mouth and scream, really loud— Karen DeWitt (@kdewitt7) October 5, 2016
It is physically uncomfortable to watch grown men try to personally hurt each others feelings like this— Molly Knefel (@mollyknefel) October 5, 2016
Pence: "My town is small"— Rembert Browne (@rembert) October 5, 2016
Kaine: "My town is the smallest"
Pence: "My town doesn't even have people"
Kaine: "I'm not even from a town"
And then people went nuts for what was unfortunately the debate's most memorable line.
No matter what happens the fans from Toronto will be happy at the end of this game because they don't live in the US during an election year— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) October 5, 2016
If you somehow haven't had enough debating, the next presidential debate is on Sunday. It will be another debate featuring the heavyweights, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
And if you're still jonesing for more political jousting after that, maybe watching Alec Baldwin debate Kate McKinnon can get you through the four debate-less days before the next bout.
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