Matthew Rothschild waxes enthusiastic over Joe Biden’s performance, praising the Delaware senator for keeping his focus on John McCain:
On the financial crisis, he noted that McCain said at 9:00 a.m. one recent Monday that “the fundamentals of the economy were strong.” And then at 11:00 that same morning McCain said we were in an economic crisis. “He’s out touch,” Biden said. “John on 20 different occasions in the previous year and a half called for more deregulation.”
On Iraq, he lashed McCain together with Cheney: “John McCain said exactly what Dick Cheney said”—about how easy the war was going to be. They were in “lock-step.”
He thoroughly discredited McCain’s health care proposal, noting that though McCain is offering to give people a $5,000 tax break on health care, he’s going to force them off their employers’ health care rolls and onto the individual market, which will cost people $12,000 a year.
And on McCain’s maverick reputation, Biden went to town: “He has been no maverick on the things that matter to people’s lives. He voted four out of five times for George Bush’s budget, which put us a half a trillion dollars in debt this year. . . . He has not been a maverick in providing health care for people. He has voted against including another 3.6 million children in coverage. . . . He’s not been a maverick when it comes to education. He has not supported tax cuts and significant changes for people being able to send their kids to college. He’s not been a maverick on the war. He’s not been a maverick on virtually anything that genuinely affects the things that people really talk about around their kitchen table.”
via The Progressive: Biden Wins Debate Hands Down