As debate fact check stats roll in following last night’s rollicking showdown, Vice President Joe Biden is weighing in with his own assessment on the veracity of claims made by his running mate’s opponent during the heated debate at Hofstra University.
A fact check from Joe Biden may be a biased one, but, coming off his own successful head-to-head with Romney’s potential veep Paul Ryan, Biden has again alleged that the Romney/Ryan ticket is refusing to supply key information to voters ahead of next month’s election.
While Biden laughed off many of Ryan’s claims last week, he believes a debate fact check is in order for many of the assertions put forth by Romney as he faced Obama in a town hall last night in Hempstead, New York.
Biden appeared today on TODAY, offering his own debate fact check following the intense Obama-Romney debate. As he assessed the answers Romney gave, Biden remarked that the former Massachusetts governor’s purported plans were “sketchy,” adding that there were “no direct answers to any questions.”
But Biden also says he believes the obfuscation is intentional, due to the fact that his opponent’s ticket has a platform that “really [does] mirror the policies of George Bush on the economy, and they don’t want to talk about it.”
On TODAY, Biden was also asked about Obama and Romney putting on a more aggressive show in the second debate. He laughed:
“I really thought the forum was a great forum for both of them to try to make their case, and so when they were kind of circling each other, it was like, okay, come on, man, let’s level with each other here.”
Do you think debate fact checks support Joe Biden’s observations?