On Thursday night in Danville, Kentucky, Vice President Joe Biden demonstrated that he is not qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. There was no dignity, circumspection, courtesy, civility, or presidentiality in his performance in the debate with GOP contender Congressman Paul Ryan.
Biden came over as a windbag and a demagogue. His constant interruptions, his phony and inappropriate laughter and his grimace of a smile framed his bombast and looked like a schoolboy making faces at a rival. He had the manners and affect of a longshoreman at a union hall or a brawler in a bar.