Moderators have been known to show bias, but rarely do they openly agree with one of the candidates and blatantly allow one to interrupt the other 77 times.
Give Elaine Quijano some credit though, she was able to show the true Tim Kaine.
He managed to come across as anxious and distracted, constantly talking over Mike Pence and the moderator in order to stop his rival from getting his points across.
Now we all see why Tim Kaine was chosen as Hillary's running mate. It was not the fact that he was the DNC Chairman before Debbie Wassermann Schultz, but his uncanny ability to be unlikable.
“Elaine, on the economy, there's a fundamental choice for the American electorate. Do you want a 'you're hired' president in Hillary Clinton or do you want a 'you're fired' president in Donald Trump? I think that's not such a hard choice,” Kaine quipped at one point.
Just like his running mate's "Trump up and trickle down" lines made the audience cringe instead of laugh.
Their over rehearsed robotic nature fell flat on Tuesday night, but Kaine attempted to make up for this by interjecting and showing 'spirit'.
I guess in this presidential race being nervous, refusing to look at the camera and talking over the moderator could be called debating.
Pence the other hand was exceedingly comfortable at the debate table.
He connected with the audience, and not with the one just in Farmville, but those watching as well.
Instead of looking at the moderator, Pence maintained eye contact with the camera and read the flow of the debate. Unlike the moderator, he attempted to keep everyone on course and kept cool throughout the constant interuptions.
KAINE: Finish your sentence.
PENCE: The Clinton Foundation accepted foreign contributions from foreign governments and foreign donors while she was secretary of state.
KAINE: OK, now I can weigh in. Now...
PENCE: She had a private server...
KAINE: Now, I get to weigh in. Now, let me just say this...
PENCE: ... that was discovered...
QUIJANO: ... Senator, you have an opportunity to respond.
PENCE: ... keep that pay to play process out of the reach of the public.
KAINE: Governor Pence -- Governor Pence doesn't think the world's going so well and he, you know, is going to say it's everybody's fault.
PENCE: Do you?
The establishment's spin on this debate has been Pence showed how Trump 'should' be fielding the debate stage.
But Pence showed the US how he was a cool counterpart to his fiery running mate, and made the case to sooth a lot of the burned conservative voter base.
His poise showed a difference in maturity between the two VP candidates and really connected with the heart of America.
"What about your qualities, your skills, and your temperament equip you to step into that role (President) at a moment's notice?" Quijano asked.
“(…) and [Hillary] said to me, you've been a missionary and a civil rights lawyer. You've been a city councilman and mayor. You've been a lieutenant governor and governor and now a U.S. Senator. I think you will help me figure out how to govern this nation so that we always keep in mind that the success of the administration is the difference we make in people's lives,” Kaine said.
After a long diatribe about Clinton, Kaine began answering the question by saying he was ordained by the great Hillary Clinton.
“And that's what I bring to the ticket, that experience having served at all levels of government. But my primary role is to be Hillary Clinton's right-hand person and strong supporter as she puts together the most historic administration possible. And I relish that role. I'm so proud of her.”
"Right-hand person" aside, Kaine follows suit with the rest of the establishment in pushing the idea of Hillary's unprecedented experience.
While both candidates promote their running mate, Kaine desperately plugged Hillary's virtues at every opportunity.
Here's how Pence responded:
"I would say I -- I would hope that if -- if the responsibility ever fell to me in this role, that I would meet it with the way that I'm going to meet the responsibility should I be elected vice president of the United States," Pence said.
"And that's to bring a lifetime of experience, a lifetime growing up in a small town, a lifetime where I've served in the Congress of the United States, where -- where I've led a state that works in the great state of Indiana, and whatever other responsibilities might follow from this, I -- I would hope and, frankly, I would pray to be able to meet that moment with that -- that lifetime of experience. "
Now which sounded like he listened to the moderator?