Vice President Joe Biden has been munching on M&Ms and animal crackers to prepare for tonight's debate with Paul Ryan, according to the Obama campaign. He's also been consuming coffee, tea, and Gatorade.
The Obama campaign provides more details. "[T]his afternoon, the Vice President is spending time with family and friends at a private residence outside of Danville owned by local supporters," according to an unnamed campaign official.
The debate tonight between Representative Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden could be a game changer ... or not. The usual media suspects are all over the debate with analysis and predictions that may, or may not, prove helpful. Hard to recall anyone who divined how the debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney turned out. The pattern here is that we are told what to expect and then, when the unexpected happens, told why we should have expected it all along.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan talk to each other on the phone almost every day, and the day of the first presidential debate was no exception. "I told him after the debate that he crushed it," Ryan told THE WEEKLY STANDARD in a phone interview Thursday night.
At a townhall-style event in Iowa, Paul Ryan was asked to provide more specifics about the Romney-Ryan economic plan, and he proceeded to talk about Romney's 5-point plan for about eight minutes. Buzzfeed posts the video:
The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as the Republican vice presidential nominee continues an odd and indeed unprecedented pattern so far in the 21st century. Seven of the eight major party vice presidential candidates have been the first people from their home states to be major party national candidates.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan completed the initial leg of their bus tour across battleground Ohio. The GOP forces added an element of celebrity that may help shore up their base, and they encountered voting blocs that Romney must attract to win the state. Based on recent poll numbers here in the Buckeye State, both are necessary.
Highlighting “the dismantling of the space program over the last four years,” Paul Ryan said in Orlando on Saturday, “Today, if we want to send [our] astronaut[s] to the space station, we have to pay the Russians to take them there. [The crowd booed at the thought.] China may someday be looking down on us from the moon. That’s unacceptable. Mitt Romney and I believe that America must lead in space.”
In a statement to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin offers some advice for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, this year's Republican ticket for president and vice president, respectively.
Addressing the audience at an AARP convention today, Paul Ryan declared, "The first step to a stronger Medicare is to repeal Obamacare." He explained to those in attendance how Obamacare would turn "Medicare into a piggy bank," while also putting "15 unelected bureaucrats in charge of Medicare’s future." Ryan added, "The president doesn’t talk much about what Obamacare will really mean for seniors." Why? "People don’t like it."