Transcript for Vice Presidential Debate 2012 Moderator's Up-Close View
You did such a great job. Here's the question I really want to know. As the debate unfolded, was it the debate you prepared for? The one you saw in your head as you wrote the questions out? I think I was surprised that I got in as many follow-ups. And you've done this, george. You try to listen and you try to react to what they're saying. I had a lot of follow-ups and questions written. But when you're there and in the moment, you really have to go with what's happening. So, when they were talking to each other, when they were going after each other, you want to kind of step back from that. But yet, when I hear things, i thought, I've got to jump in there. And there was so much happening. It was moving so fast from the very beginning. I wonder if you have any insight into the personal dynamic of the two men from that close? Well, that's a really interesting -- the dynamic because that table is very intimate. So, it's very different than the presidential debate last week, when they're up on the podium. That close to one another, and they're sort of going at each other and the laughter and some of the jabs at one another, it felt way more personal just because of that intimate setting. I'll bet it did. They're so close to you right there. Did they say anything to you after the debate? You know, I shook their hands after the debate. I saw both of them after the debate with their families, briefly. They both were very nice. They said you were tough but good job. And they seemed to enjoy themselves. I think that is exactly right. You seemed to enjoy yourself, as well. And you did a fantastic job. Congratulations, martha.
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