First, The Conversation asked me to pick a quote last night and write a snap reaction to it, so I did one on Pence's abortion jiujitsu at the end.
Second, sorry. I said yesterday that it would be a snooze-fest, but Kaine's insistence on trying to out-interrupt Trump made it more entertaining than I expected. However, without the gender politics at play, and with it being the vice presidential debate, it won't matter.
Third, notice that Kaine mentioned the VP vetting process and tax returns? Hey, I mentioned that!
Fourth, and most importantly, though, everyone else is saying it, and they're right (or, I should say, "they're right, of course, quite right" to make my totally obscure reference complete-- hint, hint, blog title). Mike Pence versus Hillary Clinton? Pence would be winning. As I have been saying over, and over again, this is a year that should favor the GOP. Two Democratic victories in a row with a tepidly growing economy? The Republicans should be winning. Their problem is Trump. Pence is a generic Republican, and last night, he was better than generic. Unlike Trump, he kept calm.
And Trump is pissed.