VP debate: The social media winners and losers

As Joe Biden and Paul Ryan duked it out Thursday night, Twitter users roasted a laugh and delivered high praise to one of the three people on stage.

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That’s exactly what happened Thursday night during the debate between Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan. They couldn’t have been any different in policies and style, making it perfect television, and social media fodder.

Thirty seconds into the debate came this tweet from @BloombergView’s Paula Dwyer: “These guys are duking it out like two brothers in the backseat on a long road trip.” And this from @KimMance: “Vice Presidential #debates getting really similar to a Real Housewives of NJ reunion episode. I’m ashamed to have watched either.”

Ryan managed to hold his own in the debate with Biden, who was on fire the first 75 minutes until his Red Bull buzz wore off. From The New York Times live blog:

“Mr. Biden has been an explosion of reactions all night: laughing, rolling his eyes, grimacing, sighing, furrowing his brow and practically bursting out of his skin to jump at every answer.”

And this from @BloombergView: “Biden ate his Wheaties this morning.”

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