Joe Biden and Paul Ryan debate: the top five videos

From Joe Biden's incessant laughter to political 'malarkey', the VP debate in video clips

LAST UPDATED AT 10:11 ON Fri 12 Oct 2012

JOE BIDEN has been declared the winner in the vice presidential candidates' debate last night, although many found his aggressive demeanour off-putting. Here's a round-up of videos from the debate to help you make up your own mind...

'OH, NOW YOU'RE JACK KENNEDY?'
In a discussion of Republican tax plans, Biden said Ryan and Romney could not reduce income tax by 20 per cent across the board without hurting middle class families. "It has never been done before," said Biden, twice. Ryan replied that "Jack Kennedy lowered tax rates, increased growth." To which Biden responded: "Oh, now you're Jack Kennedy?"


LAUGHING AT THE ISSUES
The Republican campaign lost no time in seizing on the view of many commentators that Biden laughed too much in the debate and was disrespectful to his opponent. Here is a campaign ad showing a montage of Biden laughing at Ryan during the debate.



'I LOVE MY FRIEND HERE!'
Biden criticised Ryan for his opposition to government stimulus money, saying the Republican Congressman had written to him asking for funds for companies in Wisconsin, the state he represents. "I love my friend here!" said Biden.



'A BUNCH OF MALARKEY'
Joe Biden is being credited with introducing a new word to the US political discourse, 'malarkey'. The VP used the word to describe Paul Ryan's assessment of last month's attack on the US consulate in Libya.



THE VP DEBATE IN 100 SECONDS
Finally, for the severely time-poor, here is the debate which The New York Times called "one of the best and meatiest political conversations in many years" in summary.

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I found Joe Biden extremely arrogant. I didn't like him before and even less now....I hope the democrats lose the election.

Biden fired up his liberal base and grossed out people who were there to make up their minds.

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