ANALYSIS: Pence Sidesteps Kaine's Attacks, Seeking Calmer Turn at VP Debate

The vice presidential debate was marred by interruptions and bitter accusations.
1:29 | 10/05/16

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Transcript for ANALYSIS: Pence Sidesteps Kaine's Attacks, Seeking Calmer Turn at VP Debate
So the big question of course what does this debate mean for both campaigns ABC news political director Rick Klein joins us now with his analysis wreck. Diane and Candice Mike Pence did not take the bait team means. Trying to egg him on for a fight. Over Donald Trump just like Hillary Clinton did eight days ago. In that debate against Donald Trump. But Michael has much more discipline. Much more kind of calm in his demeanor and try to calm nerves in Republican circles going a long way towards that throughout the debate. Mike Pence is showing why don't come chosen as the money made a lot of waste and anti across as an Luzader. Clearly Tim Kaine was the rest he came in with a strategy that strategy session was to beat Mike Pence into a fight over Donald Thompson record it is is not a debate about issues finished this is not at least even about the to bet on things he was about the outsize personalities and who is running. Neither of them running means I don't lot of time defending his respects incident personal the top of the ticket. And I think it was particularly notable in the way the team means with hitting Mike Pence to pence though it is. Reflections I think starting a new storyline and vote for particularly after that offers to speak Mike Pence able to fill Republicans. That there is an answer and starting some of the key arguments they hope to prosecute. Against Hillary Clinton. Fannie Kenneth. Carter thanks to Rick and Guerrero only a handful of days out from the next. Presidential debate their second debate will be co moderated by our own ABC colleague Martha Raddatz and we will have full team cover Sunday night. Right here on ABC.

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