NYT: I hope others aren’t concerned with style over subtance
October 11, 2012 Leave a comment
Just went further in the the NYT Liveblog for this nugget:
If the split screen during last week’s presidential debate betrayed a slow and unresponsive president, it is revealing something else tonight.
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.
The question is: How will it play?
Among hard-core supporters, it will probably be a good thing, giving them the sense that the vice president is aggressively challenging the Republican ticket.
But to others — maybe independents — it may just look as if the vice president had way too many cups of coffee, or maybe Red Bulls.
Shorter NYT Reporters: wouldn’t it be a shame if other people were paying attention to style over substance. I wonder where they could get that idea?