We should remember that one of the many 'Excuses' Barack Obama gave for losing the 1st Presidential debate was that Obama was "Too Polite'.
"I think it's fair to say I was just too polite," Obama said on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" radio program. "But, you know, the good news is that's just the first one. ... I think it's fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one."
At the VP debate there was snark. There were guffaws. According to Fox News commentator Brit Hume there was “derisive sneering.”
In short, he said, it was a “cranky old man debating a polite young man.”
Chris Wallace said Vice President Joe Biden was “openly contemptuous” of the GOP candidate for his office, Rep. Paul Ryan, and said he’d never quite seen such a performance.