Joe Biden, Paul Ryan set to slug it out in only vice presidential debate
Danville, KY, United States (4E) – The two vice presidential candidates are set to clash Thursday for their one and only debate as the Democrats are itching to bounce back after President Barack Obama’s lackluster performance against Mitt Romney last week that tightened the battle in the presidential race.
Both the GOP and the Democrats are expecting Vice President Joe Biden to be on the attack mode when he shares the stage with Rep. Paul Ryan in Danville, Ky. Thursday night as he aims to get “revenge” for the president whose lackluster performance disappointed many of his supporters.
The debate will air on national television at 9 p.m. Eastern Time from Centre College, and will likely see more aggressiveness from the two men compared to last week’s face off between the two presidential candidates.
The pressure would be on Biden to stop or slow down the momentum that the Romney-Ryan ticket has gained since the presidential debate. President Obama even acknowledged he was not at his best form during the debate, allowing the former Massachusetts governor to seize on the opportunity in the campaign trail.
Ryan prepared for this debate by sharpening his message that the country cannot afford four more years of the Obama-Biden administration. He has studied the video of the vice presidential debate between Biden and Sarah Palin in 2008. Ryan, however, said that he has not called Palin for advice coming into this debate.