Vice President Biden, You’re No Lloyd Bentsen


It was right there. Paul Ryan teed one up for Joe Biden, basically saying “make me look as dopey as Dan Quayle — I’m ‘no Jack Kennedy.’ Say it — I dare you.” And the vice president took the pitch.

Lloyd Bentsen would be spinning in his grave.

During tonight’s debate, Ryan did the unthinkable: he made a John F. Kennedy reference.

That, historically, has not gone well for GOP vice presidential candidates.

Rather than crush Ryan’s comparison out of the park, he just giggled a little and did this:

Vice President Biden, you’re no Lloyd Bentsen.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 11, 2012


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