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Five things to watch in the
U.S. vice presidential debate

Reuters, by Andy Sullivan

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/9/2012 1:25:52 AM

Washington - U.S. vice presidential debates usually don't matter much, but the October 11 showdown between Democratic incumbent Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan could be an exception. Democrats are counting on Biden to blunt the momentum of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (Snip) Biden and Ryan have shown a greater willingness to mix it up than their buttoned-down bosses, and both seem comfortable playing the traditional vice-presidential role of attack dog "I'd be surprised if there weren't far more fireworks in this debate than there were in the first presidential debate," said University of Maine political science professor

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Democrats are counting on Joe Biden? Man, if so that's the biggest indication of desperation so far.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: deepthinker, 10/9/2012 1:48:26 AM     (No. 8919474)

I fear this one will depend on the coin toss--who goes last and gets the last word? If it is Biden he will lay low and feign dignity through the debate until he attempts a knockout, at the end,with a nasty, loud dose of vitriolic dishonesty. Count on a naked dump of character assassination.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 10/9/2012 2:06:22 AM     (No. 8919482)

Biden will attempt to overshadow anything Ryan says with constant interruptions and obnoxious, baseless accusations. He will ignore the questions asked and instead answer what he wished they had asked.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 10/9/2012 2:10:38 AM     (No. 8919486)

The five things I'm watching for are Ryan's knuckle sandwich to Biden's jaw. Metaphorically speaking of course.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/9/2012 2:18:14 AM     (No. 8919487)

5 things to watch for from Joe Biden:

1)Stupid
2)is
3)as
4)stupid
5)does.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: nocuol, 10/9/2012 2:25:13 AM     (No. 8919489)

I remember that four years ago, Sarah Palin wiped the floor with Joe Biden. I hope that Paul Ryan can duplicate that. If he does, Romney will be in good shape.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 10/9/2012 2:44:27 AM     (No. 8919498)

a. First, a question. Is there another guy named Joe Biden the Dems are gonna send?

b. OK. Five Things to Watch

1. the microwave timer [burned popcorn smell lingers -- nasty]
2. where you put your open can of beer
3. your BP, if you have issues with it [Biden's not worth it, friends]
4. the "Ring Girls" -- the only hope of keeping people tuned in is if ABC uses "Ring Girls" jiggling across the stage in bikinis with signs showing the number of the next segment
5. something else, anything else -- try a new network you've never watched, like Nick Junior or QVC or OWN -- no, no, belay that last, no, not Oprah. Sorry.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: miceal, 10/9/2012 2:54:27 AM     (No. 8919502)

You cannot fix stupid in six days. Biden will show, again, his penchant for borrowing other peoples work and attempting to pass it off as his own. I suspect Congressman Ryan will wipe the floor with this hair plugged dolt.....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: sinic, 10/9/2012 5:48:15 AM     (No. 8919556)

Reuters...rhymes with Hooters does its' best to put lipstick on the hardwood known as Plugs Biden and turn it into intelligence. Joe's gonna blow your mind when he shows up in the Trans Am. Seriously, I think that after the way Ryan handled Obama in the past, he shouldn't have too much trouble with this comedian who thinks he's smart.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/9/2012 6:12:08 AM     (No. 8919564)

Delaware- soon to be known as the birthplace of term limits.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/9/2012 7:25:48 AM     (No. 8919637)

Biden will become increasingly unhinged. Ryan needs to step carefully. Remember the old adage, "Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you to death with their experience."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 10/9/2012 8:46:53 AM     (No. 8919815)

Palin whooped him . . . Ryan will annihilate him. With an honest, good-natured smile on his face.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/9/2012 10:49:46 AM     (No. 8920186)

Considering what he's got to sell, Biden better be good...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 10/9/2012 3:13:16 PM     (No. 8921078)

The main thing I think Ryan has to worry about is not beating him up too bad. Liberals rally around victims & he must not let Biden seem like a victim. Gore did that to GW in his debate -- he walked over to him & tried to tower over him. It made him lose just enough of his base to lose the election.

He needs to treat him with respect & dignity (for the office of the VP if nothing else), while showing how ridiculous their administration has been.

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