Martha Raddatz’s friends in the media are swooning over her performance in last night’s Vice Presidential debate. And certainly she deserves a good deal of credit for taking Joe Biden to task for the Obama administration’s failures in Benghazi. She asked the hard, pointed questions that the administration has managed to dodge for weeks. Her conduct during the opening segment was refreshing and professional.
But over the course of the 90-minute debate the wheels came off, especially when she shifted to domestic economic policy. Any moderator whose weighted questions favor liberals over conservatives by a 19-12 margin is biased.
The record shows it is not as bad as conservatives think, and not as good as liberals are stating.