The Late Night Post Debate Fall Out

Never mind the print media’s and talking head take on last night’s brawl debate between the vice presidential candidates Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Governor Mike Pence (R-IN). Yes, Sen. Kaine was scrappy and rude but it’s hard not to be when your opponent is a creepy zombie repeating lies and denying the fact that his running mate at the top of the ticket is a sociopath.

So let’s go to the late night talk show hosts for their take on last night’s verbal sparring match.

First up was “THE Daily Show” host Trevor Noah who assessed the debate as a “white guy argument” that boring compared to the Clinton – Trump horror show.

“Going into the debate, these candidates had very different jobs,” Noah said. “Tim Kaine had to show a fun, affable personality to counter Clinton, who’s been cold and distant since she died six weeks ago. And Mike Pence, he was there to scoop up all the crap from Trump in the last debate. His debate was basically sponsored by Febreze — it was just him onstage going, ‘Nothing smells here, nothing smells here.’”

Next up was Stephen Colbert, host of “The Late Show,” who went after Pence’s ‘Mexican thing’ remark: ‘It has a name, governor — I call it Pedro.’

“It was like watching a loaf of white bread get pistol-whipped by a jar of mayonnaise,” he told the studio audience.

Noting that few Americans were familiar with the presidential running mates, Colbert offered up some trivia about each, singling out Pence’s early days as a radio talk show host — and using it to get in a dig at Rush Limbaugh.

“Mike Pence is the governor of Indiana who worked as a local talk radio host and described himself as ‘Rush Limbaugh on decaf,’” Colbert began before adding, “That’s interesting. I didn’t realize caffeine was the active ingredient in oxycontin.”

Last up was “Late Night” with Seth Meyers’ closer look at tonight’s debate and Donald Trump’s really bad week.

Not even a nationally televised vice presidential debate could pull Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump out of the tailspin he’s in.

The goal for last night’s debate should have been an easy one. All Mike Pence had to do was appeal to swing voters, not screw up and “not take advice from his running mate,” suggested Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s “Late Night.” Meyers explained that not only was Trump’s debate performance last week terrible, he then proceeded to dwell on how “not terrible” it was for the remainder of the week. “He’s like the kid who wets the bed at a sleepover and a week later is still going, ‘I’m telling you, I spilled my juice box!”

The next presidential debate is Sunday moderated by Anderson Cooper and Martha Radditz. It’s town hall format being held at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri starting at 9 PM ET.