As political analysts and the American public assess Thursday night’s vice presidential debate between VP Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, social media—Twitter in particular—have lit up with comments, jokes and photos poking fun at both men.
Perhaps proving that style leaves a more lasting impression than substance in US politics, many made light of Biden’s frequent laughs and smirks when his Republican opponent spoke. Hollywood comedians Patton Oswalt and Chris Rock tweeted jokes, while others posted pictures and memes.
Here are ten tweets that we’ve compiled about the vice presidential debate:
Ryan is a nervous Walmart manager. Biden is an irate customer with the receipt, the warranty & he's friends w/ the store owner. #debate— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 12, 2012
Hello 9 1 1? There's an old man abusing a child on my TV. #debate— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) October 12, 2012
Photo: Biden and Ryan cross paths after debate twitter.com/passantino/sta…— Jon Passantino (@passantino) October 12, 2012