It's really this simple: One of these men believes marginalized people have agency and equality. The other doesn't. #VPDebate— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) October 5, 2016
I said before the debate started it would be about one man with empathy and one without it. Evident in every one of those 90 minutes.— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) October 5, 2016
So, those two tweets bookended my tweeting of the vice-presidential debate, and they pretty much sum it up. I did, however, Storify the rest of my tweets, in case you would like to see them.
I don't even know what else to say. Everything Mike Pence believes and says and does is so wretchedly abhorrent to me, and Tim Kaine is just so fundamentally decent, that there doesn't seem to be any point in deep-diving into the content of the debate.
It wasn't even a contest.
And as for their running mates: Kaine started out saying he was proud to be on the ticket with Hillary Clinton, and Pence spent the entire debate comprehensively unable to defend a single thing that Donald Trump has said.
If that doesn't sum it up, welp.