From Showing His Teeth, Biden Spurs Debate on His Performance over on The New York Times:
Jim Messina, the president’s campaign manager, said in a statement that Mr. Biden did what Democrats were hoping he would do, calling the debate a “clash between facts and conviction on one side and glib lines and empty promises on the other.”The length of the piece in conjunction with a listing of "October 13, 2012, SATURDAY" on the piece's author Michael D. Shear's reference page seems to suggest that this article may show up in tomorrow's NYT print edition. This is pretty neat, particularly since Kossack and Front Pager Georgia Logothetis mentioned a New York Times Editorial article today in this morning's Abbreviated Pundit Roundup, as you may have read. Shear's piece, obviously written after this morning's roundup, quotes and links to that exact Roundup, so it all comes full circle.
That clash seemed to energize liberals. A commentary on Daily Kos, a liberal blog, concluded that Mr. Biden “delivered an eviscerating performance” and demonstrated “deep knowledge,” “huge heart” and “brutal honesty” during the debate.
“When all those three come together, you get what we saw last night,” Georgia Logothetis wrote on the blog.
Daily Kos is growing up! As it/we continue to do so, let's try to be mindful of and reconcile the fact that we are at heart a diary-driven, casual community of liberals/progressives AND are increasingly creating, breaking, and sometimes shaping the news and its cycle.
Hats off to Markos, the staff, and the community for another job very well done.