Nightly News | October 12, 2012
>> the lawn, as ron mott mentioned in his reporting there has been so much talk about the style of the debating, especially the way the vice president acted, smiling, laughing, frowning, rolling his eyes. his supporters called it vigorous and effective, others said it was disrespectful. one person said it was unhinged. the big question, will it matter on election day , david gregory has more with "meet the press." there was the big debate among democrats, even, worried about the optics last night. as we discovered, they were handed a couple of open net shots by paul ryan , invoking car accidents where the vice president has personal history, the car business and green jobs , three in particular, early on.
>> reporter: yeah, and those were certainly opportunities that he was able to convert on. th these comments about biden and his smiling, his laughing, his interruptions, it may have come across rude to independent voters, middle of the road voters. i have is been talking to obama advisers today who think not. they're looking at limited data that indicates otherwise. i think there is a sigh of relief going on among the president's team. because all we're doing is talking about the president. and talking about an energized, aggressive performance. this, after always about the under card. they really know they will be paying attention to the president on tuesday.
>> and the thoughts were on how the first two presidential debates go. we have two more to go. david gregory , moderator of "meet the press."