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cnn.com — Sen. Joe Biden spoke to the middle class while touting Sen. Barack Obama's tax plan during the vice presidential debate.

"When you do well, America does well," Biden said, referring to tax breaks aimed at the middle class that Obama has proposed.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attacked Obama's plan as "the backwards way of defending our economy."

Palin also accused Obama of voting for a bill that gave big tax breaks for big oil companies.

"In Alaska I had to take on those oil companies," Palin said. "I had to break up a monopoly and say the people had to come first."

The vice presidential candidates are facing off in their only scheduled debate of the election season.

Palin blamed some of the U.S. financial crisis on Wall Street during the vice presidential debate.

"You're darn right it was the predator lenders," said Palin. "There was greed and corruption on Wall Street."

Biden blamed some of the crisis on deregulation policies that John McCain believes in.

"He voted for deregulation and that is why we are in the crisis that we are in," Biden said.

Biden said the economic bailout bill is evidence that the U.S. has had the "worst economic policy we ever had."

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Who won the vice presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri?
Sarah Palin
6.5%
Joe Biden
93%
This is not a scientific survey, click here to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding and voting descrepencies.
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Posted 2022 days ago
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Firstly, I am not voting for McCain / Palin, I am writing in Ron Paul for my own reasons, but Palin clearly won the debate because she more than exceeded everyone's expectations. She is the opposite of what Couric and the media has tried to portray. She directed her answers to Biden and the audience; Biden did not.

Everyone who takes part in a debate attempts to spin the facts their way, with which the Olbermanns of the media try to point out all of the little missed details he can say is wrong because he is not an unbiased newsman, he is a liberal commentator, until he gets hired by another company with a different point of view. The same is true with Fox Noise people.

I would'nt tell anyone what my Achilles heel is on national television either - what's next? troop levels and military strategy? That was a stupid question...
Posted 2022 days ago
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Nice to see they prepared her much better than they did when the McCain Klan threw her out their to the wolves.

She still needs to lay out what she knows vs. what she does not.

Red meet is now the solution to the economic disaster.
Posted 2021 days ago
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Exceeding someone's expectations is not winning a debate. Answering questions directly, explaining your position, and dismantling your opponent's position is winning a debate. Biden clearly did this.
About the "Achilles heel" question: I like to see someone who can admit he/she was wrong about something and learned from it. People who can't admit they were wrong are Bush (look who well that has turned out for us all) and Palin. When someone can't admit a mistake in judgment, they cannot learn. I for one have had enough "stupid" in the White House.
Posted 2021 days ago
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Your Poll reults are contrived; 95% of all Media and polls taken during the debate resoundingly named Governor Sahar Palin as the winner.!

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Posted 2021 days ago
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PALIN PIG AS THE WINNER. YOU MUST BE JOKING. YOUR A BIGGER JOKER THAN THE POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER CANDIDATE. JOHN MCSHAME
Posted 2021 days ago
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SHE WAS WRONG ABOUT KEEPING THAT DOWNS BABY.

WHY THE HECK DOES SHE KEEP SHOWING US HIM
Posted 2021 days ago
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Palin exceeded expectations yeah right, her expectations were so low when she remembered her first line the republicans had already declared a victory. All the polls i have check out have Biden winning by a large margin, bottom line is the american people wasn't buying that fake folksy accent and those well rehearsed lines.
Posted 2021 days ago
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You betcha, doggonit, well I'll tell ya, If this is who Republicans want representing them then God Bless Em'.

What was with all the winking... kind of reminded me of Samantha on Bewitched...

The only thing she did great was 'AVOIDANCE" YEP, SHE'S A WINNER AT THAT... DOGGONIT!
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