The USA Today columnist said she has no regrets on her performance, which was criticized on Twitter for failing to ask enough follow-up questions and for not cutting short Mike Pence after he repeatedly went over his allotted time. I felt it was a relatively civil debate, and one that was focused on issues that mattered to voters," Page tells The Washington Post. She argued that “the refusal to answer a question, I thought, could be telling — maybe not as telling as if they had actually answered it — but that was not without some value." On her polite requests to Pence to cease talking, Page said, “I didn’t see many options beyond just speaking up and saying, ‘Thank you,’ to try to get them to stop. I didn’t have alternatives that came to mind. . . . Saying ‘thank you’ was the best option to think of." ALSO: The Vampire Diaries alums Paul Wesley and Matthew Davis got in a Twitter fight over the VP debate.