Republican Politicians Call Biden 'Curmudgeon,' 'Unhinged,' and 'Drunk'

Republican politicians think the vice president's smirk cost him the debate.

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Vice President Joe Biden answers a question during the vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky.

Prominent Republican politicians weighing in on the debate last night overwhelming agreed on one thing: They hated Joe Biden's smirk. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley thought it was "sneering" and "condescending," while Florida congressman Allen West said the VP came across as a "rude curmudgeon." Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee went further, going on national television to call Biden an "obnoxious drunk."

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Read their words of disgust below:

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