When is the Biden vs. Ryan Vice Presidential Debate?

After an opening debate performance by President Obama that pundits called lackluster, the stakes raised as Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan face off on Thursday.

What many observers are calling a lackluster presidential debate earlier this week has raised the stakes of the only vice presidential debate, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at Centre College in Danville, KY.

Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin U.S. Paul Ryan will debate for an hour and one-half on Thursday, beginning at 8 p.m. CDT.

The vice presidential debate comes one week after pundits across the country, including Patch's panel of Wisconsin political insiders, said GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was the clear winner in the debate.

Wall Street Journal editors and reporters said in Friday’s “Roundtable” that Biden’s mandate to be combative is “overwhelming” and that he needs to demand specifics about claims Romney made Wednesday, including one that there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit.

Watch the vice presidential debate at Patch's free viewing party on Thursday

Biden needs to question Romney’s math, “which the president skated up to and then pulled back from,” said Jerry Seib, Journal bureau chief.

They expect Ryan to play a “truth squad” role, something Romney did to a limited extent, and bring energy to the debate.

With the Nov. 6 election a month away, Romney still has time to close the narrow margin separating the two campaigns.


Vice Presidential Debate
Date: Thursday, Oct. 11.
Time: 8 to 9:30 p.m. (central).
Where: Centre College in Danville, KY.
Who: Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.
Moderator: Martha Raddatz, ABC News chief foreign correspondent.
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy.

Steve ® October 09, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Obama fuel efficiency play: less people working less fuel demand
patchreader 123 October 09, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Love of hate Joe Biden, you can't help but laugh (or cringe). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxdj-ZwKNZ0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMRYuq4-PqI
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) October 10, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Still waiting for Romney's remaining 25 lies Keith Shitz
R October 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Biden is going to destroy Ryan! He's much smarter and a way better public speaker. Yes, Biden may have his gaffes and put his foot in his mouth sometimes, but Ryan can't take facts and evidence at all!! He couldn't even handle a local reporter in Flint, MI hows he going to handle the VP of the US!!!
John Wilson October 12, 2012 at 04:15 AM
IF you are still asking, you missed it. Willard and the entire GOP are still attempting to change Lyin' Ryan's diaper...


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