VP Debate Recap: The Best Quotes From Each Candidate at the Vice Presidential Debate


Vice President Joe Biden was fired up and ready to go Thursday night, defending President Barack Obama's record as Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) attacked. Here are some of the best quotes from the vice presidential debate ... best meaning having "zinger" qualities, not being policy heavy.


“With all do respect that’s a bunch of malarkey.” (Responding to Ryan on Libya)

“Even before we knew what happened to the ambassador, the governor was holding a press conference. That’s not presidential leadership.”

“I don’t understand what my friend is talking about.”

“I don’t know what world these guys are in.”

“I’ve never met two guys who are down on America so across the board.”

“Stop talking about how you care about people, show me a policy.”

“Their ideas are old and their ideas are bad, and they eliminate the guarantee of Medicare.”

“Oh, now you’re Jack Kennedy?”

“I do not believe we have the right to tell woman that they can’t control their body, it’s a decision between them and their doctor.”

“Whatever I say I do, and so does Romney.”



In response to question asking if burning of Koran and peeing on dead Taliban militants is acceptable: “When it comes to speaking up for our values, we should not apologize for those.”

“Romney’s a good man, he cares about 100% of Americans in this country.”

“Was it a good idea to spend tax payer dollars on electric cars from Finland?”

"We're witnessing the 'unraveling of Obama’s foreign policy.'"

On contraceptives: “They’re infringing upon our first freedom of religion.”

“The policy of a Romney administration is to oppose abortions with the exceptions of rape, incest, and the life of the mother.”

“Not raising taxes is not cutting taxes.” 

“What you need are people who when they say they’re going to do something, they go do it.” 

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