What are the first adjectives that come to mind when you think of a President or Vice President? A few that comes to my mind: poise, class, highly intelligent and Pro-America.
Watching these debates I am slowly losing my mind on how awful these candidates are acting. The most appalling to watch was the Vice Presidential debate between Biden and Ryan. Vice President Joe Biden acted like a defeated immature high school boy. He’s actions did not represent what a Vice President of a country should act like. Although, he’s actions were disrespectful yet he was getting praised from his party. To be honest, I’m not even sure what came out of Biden or Ryan’s mouth but all I remember was Biden’s facial expressions, constantly interrupting Ryan and laughing. I’m sorry I sort of lost the memo that our country’s fate is not struggling and this is some joking manner.
The best part about this debate is when I spoke to people that agreed that Biden won – I asked, why? They said he dominated the answers and stood his ground. I’m not sure what they saw or heard but I clearly did not see that. His actions were far from dominating the debate. Maybe if he was a part of a three-ring circus then, yes, I would agree Biden won. However, this was a debate regarding our country. There needs to have some more poise and class displayed by the candidates. What dumbfounded me the most was the fact that the people who supports Obama/Biden, mentioned that how’s Biden acts – “You expect that from him.”
Again, I’m sorry – I didn’t vote you into office last term; why should I vote you into office again? Do I feel you deserve to be Vice President of the United States of America? No, I think he is far from capable of running a country. My teachers in high school used to say, your actions will perceive you. Heads up Biden, your actions were despicable and Obama should have actually cringed on how terrible you represented him and this country.
Long story short, I attended a friend of mine’s law school class last Saturday during my visit. The professor started off with the class asking if we watched the debate, who thought Biden won and who thought Ryan won. After the class was done being involved, the professor preceded to go on about how lawyers use the tactic in court of laughing, smirking, making comments and he told the class that is NOT how to act in court. That is NOT professional and it makes you look bad. The professor mentioned that he witnessed many attorneys act like that and most of them don’t do well because most judges or jury don’t remember what was said but the way he acted. After he was done ranting over Biden’s awful behavior, I looked at my friend (who bleeds blue) and whispered, “I told you.”
This is 2012, the 21st century, we are in different times yet we are still in the same spot where we were decades ago. We all still live on the principles of being professional in the workplace and having some poise and class to go behind that. Even though, my generation is more relaxed than our parent’s generation we still have the same standards of professionalism that needs to be displayed when you are in some form of leadership (i.e. CFO, President of a company, business owner, or President or Vice President of USA).
Therefore, our differences make the world go round, especially when it comes down to politics but in the end we are still a part of America and WE elect these public officials to represent us as a whole. We are the laughing stock of our global community and I don’t expect that to change especially with Biden being in office.