"Interruptionfest" VP Debate Ends In Tie, Moderator Loss

We suspect a few screens were broken after that debacle.

Just when you thought Lester Holt had troughed moderator incompetence, Elaine Quijano steals the show. Not only did she interrupt Mike Pence immeasurably many times but she consistently allowed Tim Kaine to interrupt his competitor and have the last word.

Perhaps this showed 'weakness' on Pence's behalf but polls and post-debate discussions appear to show a slight bias to his lead as Kaine's manner and repetitiveness seemed to rub many the wrong way.

 

 

 

Fox notes - Kaine Interrupted Pence 39 time, Pence Interrupted Kaine 19 times.

As MRCTV reports, CBS News' Elaine Quijano repeatedly attacked Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) during the 2016 vice presidential debate in Farmville, Va., on Tuesday.

The debate moderator criticized Pence for failing to answer questions when he was unable to get a word in with constant interruptions from Hillary Clinton’s running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

On the subject of immigration, in addition to her initial question, Quijano overstepped her role of moderator by pressing Pence on whether illegal immigrants would be “forcibly removed” under Trump’s plan.

“Governor, how would these millions of undocumented immigrants leave? Would they forcibly be removed?” she asked.

She appeared to support Sen. Kaine on his criticism of Trump, answering back to him, “right,” in agreement. 

Kaine said, “This is important, Elaine. When a guy running for president will not support the troops, not support veterans, not support teachers…”

“Right,” Quijano responded, before Kaine even finished his remark.

Kaine went on to overrun the moderator, taking control of the debate by speaking over both Gov. Pence and Ms. Quijano.

The debate quickly became one-sided:

Quijano later stopped Pence short in his discussion of the Clinton Foundation even though Kaine had ample time to defend the charity and attack the Trump Foundation. 

 

 

 


As CBS reports, a focus group being conducted by CBS News contributor Frank Luntz believes Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is interrupting Republican nominee Mike Pence too much during the debate.

 

 

Polls were mixed:

FOX: Pence Wins

Focus Group: Pence Win

 

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What They Said

Kaine said:

  • *KAINE SAYS HE'S RUNNING WITH `HISTORY-MAKING WOMAN'
  • *KAINE: CLINTON PICKED HIM BECAUSE HE CAN HELP DELIVER RESULTS
  • *KAINE SAYS THOUGHT OF TRUMP AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF IS SCARY
  • *KAINE SAYS CLINTON ALWAYS PUTS OTHERS FIRST, UNLIKE TRUMP
  • *PENCE: CLINTON, KAINE WOULD KNOW ABOUT `INSULT-DRIVEN CAMPAIGN'
  • *KAINE SAYS CLINTON HAS PLAN THAT'S A `YOU'RE HIRED' PLAN
  • *KAINE SAYS CLINTON WILL NEVER TRY TO PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY
  • *KAINE SAYS HE'S STRONG 2ND AMENDMENT SUPPORTER
  • *KAINE ON TRUMP: CAN'T HAVE PERSON AT THE TOP WHO DEMEANS PEOPLE
  • *KAINE: TERRORIST THREAT HAS DECREASED IN SOME WAYS
  • *KAINE SAYS CLINTON ONLY CANDIDATE WHO CAN BEAT TERRORISM
  • *KAINE SAYS CLINTON WOULD VET REFUGEES, NOT DISCRIMINATE
  • *KAINE COMPARES TRUMP TO `FOOL' OR `MANIAC' ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS
  • *KAINE: CLINTON CAN STAND UP TO RUSSIA IN WAY TRUMP CANNOT
  • *KAINE: PUTIN IS WHAT WENT WRONG WITH RUSSIA RESET
  • *KAINE: CLINTON FOUNDATION ONE OF HIGHEST-RATED CHARITIES
  • *KAINE: CLINTON AT STATE TOOK NO ACTION TO BENEFIT FOUNDATION
  • *KAINE: PRESIDENT NEEDS TO DEFEND AGAINST IMMINENT THREATS
  • *KAINE: U.S. MUST BE ABLE TO COOPERATE WITH CHINA ON NORTH KOREA
  • *KAINE SAYS WAS AGAINST DEATH PENALTY, YET UPHELD VA. LAW
  • *KAINE: CLINTON WOULDN'T PUNISH WOMEN FOR ABORTION, UNLIKE TRUMP
  • *KAINE SAYS HE AND CLINTON HAVE RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE AISLE

Pence said:

  • *PENCE SAYS HE HAS `LIFETIME OF EXPERIENCE' TO BRING TO DC
  • *PENCE: CLINTON, KAINE WOULD KNOW ABOUT `INSULT-DRIVEN CAMPAIGN'
  • *PENCE CRITICIZES CLINTON FOR FOUNDATION DONORS, PRIVATE SERVER
  • *PENCE SAYS HE, TRUMP CAN GET ECONOMY MOVING AGAIN, LOWER TAXES
  • *PENCE SAYS U.S. ECONOMY HAS BEEN DRIVEN INTO THE DITCH
  • *PENCE: TRUMP USED TAX CODE `THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE USED'
  • *PENCE: TRUMP FACED TOUGH TIMES IN BUSINESS 20 YEARS AGO
  • *PENCE SAYS HE, TRUMP WILL MEET OBLIGATIONS TO SENIORS
  • *PENCE SAYS HE AGREES ON NEED FOR COMMUNITY POLICING
  • *PENCE SAYS `IMPLICIT BIAS' COMMENTS DEMEAN LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • *PENCE: TRUMP COMMENTS NOTHING COMPARED WITH `DEPLORABLES' REMRK
  • *PENCE: `AMERICA IS LESS SAFE TODAY'
  • *PENCE CRITICIZES CLINTON REFUGEE PLAN AS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS
  • *PENCE SAYS CLINTON'S PRIORITY WAS THE RESET WITH RUSSIA
  • *PENCE: U.S. SHOULD BE PREPARED TO USE MILITARY FORCE IN SYRIA
  • *PENCE: U.S. SHOULD DEPLOY DEFENSE SHIELD TO CZECH REP., POLAND
  • *PENCE: U.S. MUST REBUILD MILITARY TO HALT NUCLEAR THREAT
  • *PENCE SAYS TRUMP WOULD NEVER PUNISH WOMEN FOR ABORTION
  • *PENCE DEFENDS TRUMP COMMENTS, HE'S `NOT A POLISHED POLITICIAN'
  • *PENCE SAYS TRUMP'S BUSINESS SMARTS WILL HELP UNIFY U.S.

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