Countries:
Israel, Bahrain, Ghana, Madagascar
Candidates:
Joe Biden, Sarah Palin
Issues:
Economy & Trade, Education, Energy, Environment, Terrorism and Security, International Relations, Government & Politics, Health Care, Nuclear Proliferation, War & Conflict
 

Throughout the campaign thus far, Voices without Votes has been keeping an eye on the Twittersphere. Last week, we followed our global Tweeps (that's Twitterspeak for “friends”) as they commented on the first presidential debate. Tonight, we followed those same Tweeps (and a few newcomers), spread out around the world, as they watched the first and only vice presidential debate.

As the debate kicked off, Ghanaian-American ashong clearly felt that Biden was in the lead:

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AmiraalHussaini
, from Bahrain, balked at Sarah Palin's use of the familiar:

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She then questioned how Palin managed to bone up on her public speaking skills so quickly:

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She also wondered about Palin's promises regarding Wall Street:

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Much of the Twitter commentary was in reference to Palin's gaffes and mispronunciations. Israeli gilgul remarked upon her pronunciation of “nuclear”:

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He also remarked upon Palin's “O'Biden” gaffe:

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lrakoto, from Madagascar, enjoyed Palin's “O'Biden” remark:

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He also eschewed Palin's use of “doggone”:

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AmiraalHussaini chose to comment on Palin's repeated mispronunciation of Iraq and Iran:

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Many viewers were also appalled at Palin's response to the question on oil and energy. Danish-Puerto Rican Solanasaurus didn't quite agree with Palin:

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By the end of the debate, it was clear that this segment of the Twittersphere favored Biden. lrakoto made his preference clear:

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On the humorous side of things, eunice007 (Philippines) remarks upon the bipartisan US:

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Australian rachelhills is a bit torn on the winner of the debate:

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