Joe Biden, Paul Ryan
Thursday's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan generated more than 4 million tweets, according to official statistics from Twitter. And, needless to say, several of those comments came from celebrities weighing in on the election.
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Many of the stars used the platform to heap praise on the moderator, ABC News's Martha Raddatz, rather than weighing in on the two politicians' performances — although most seemed to think Biden, whose constant laughing spawned the parody account @LaughinJoeBiden, was the stronger of the two.
Here's a roundup of some of the best reactions:
Bill Maher (@billmaher): "Hello 9 1 1? There s an old man beating a child on my tv"
Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt): "Ryan is a nervous Walmart manager. Biden is an irate customer with the receipt, the warranty & he's friends w/ the store owner. #debate"
Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat): "Paul Ryan comes off like a 5 year old under a tree telling his friends what the rules of tag are #debate."
Samantha Bee (@iamsambee): "I'm listening to the debate on the radio so I can't see anything. Biden's wearing leather pants, right? Please say yes."
Dane Cook (@DaneCook): "They need to play The Little Rascals theme music underneath this debate."
Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny): "I can't watch this debate without thinking about these two candidates being mocked on SNL this Saturday."
Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland): "Paul Ryan's pin is bigger than Biden's.#debates #fact."
Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet): " Joe should be a sexy policeman for Halloween and Paul should be a sexy kitten. Martha should go as Martha."
Eva Longoria (@evalongoria): "Martha Raddatz is best moderator ever!!!"
Debra Messing (@DebraMessing): "MARTHA for President!! WOW she was awesome. Detailed questions, thoughtful follow-ups, control over the candidates, she shud moderate again"
Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks): "If either candidate says Big Bird tonight I'm not voting for them."
Jesse Williams (@iJesseWilliams): "This is too easy. These cameras are on right?" - @JoeBiden"
Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter): "this is turning into a 2-man version of "the view""
Aziz Ansari (@azizansari): "Has anyone brought up what the candidates would do re: Abu Nazir?"