Pence looks better than Kaine in the moment, but the post-game fact checking is going to be brutal. #VPDebate
— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) October 5, 2016
People have often said that Trump's positions and statements are indefensible; Pence is proving them right
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) October 5, 2016
apparently mike pence is so scared of gay people he doesn't wanna admit he's on the same ticket as another man
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) October 5, 2016
From the Guardian liveblog:
Last question: How would you bring the country together if elected?
Kaine: Clinton was first lady, senator and now the nominee. I’m surprised all the time by how well people say they worked with her. He names children’s health care and care for 9/11 survivors. “She has a track record of working across the aisle to make things happen.” He mentions he had two Republican- controlled legislatures while governor.
Pence: Thank you thank you. “This is a very challenging time in the life of the nation. .. an economy that’s truly struggling… more taxes, regulation, Obamacare, war on coal, trade deals that have put American workers in the backseat. “The best way we can bring American workers together is through change in Washington DC… The American people want to see our people standing tall again… and Donald Trump’s entire career has been about building… finding a way… to fight forward. When Donald Trump because president of the United States, we’re going to have a stronger America.
Tim Kaine is running for Vice President in 2016. Mike Pence is running for president in 2020.
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) October 5, 2016
I'm not entirely sure but I think Mike Pence just made a pitch for World War III.
— Charles P. Pierce (@ESQPolitics) October 5, 2016
Pence is hurting himself by contemptuously dismissing Kaine statements everyone knows is true.
— Dan Kennedy (@dankennedy_nu) October 5, 2016
Pence is a guy who could speak in very calm tones about how killing and eating you is the only logical course of action.
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) October 5, 2016
Pence: "Senator, that's pretty low"
Your running mate calls ppl pigs, slobs & rapists, BUT YOU'RE THE ONE CLUTCHING YOUR PEARLS?#VPDebate
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) October 5, 2016
@mollyesque I never liked Pence in "Mad Men."
— Robert Wickens (@RobertWickens1) October 5, 2016
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 5, 2016
Kaine interrupted too much and Pence basically denied that Trump ever said everything he has ever said. #debate
— Geoffrey Skelley (@geoffreyvs) October 5, 2016
Seems to me like Kaine did the veep’s job — making his chief look good & their guy look bad — while Mike Pence lied non-stop, but sonorously. So both sides will probably score it as a win?