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Biden's Been Munching on Animal Crackers to Ready for Ryan Debate

6:01 PM, Oct 11, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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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.

Here's more:

- last night for dinner everyone enjoyed lasagna that was prepared with assistance from little Hunter Biden (Beau’s son)

- favorite snacks consumed during prep sessions this week include M&Ms, animal crackers, as well as lots of Gatorade, coffee and tea. Subs were ordered from Wilmington institution Capriotti’s for lunch one of the days

- the group got some chuckles out of the fact that Biden and Van Hollen showed up on Monday wearing the same exact outfit – navy blue blazer/gold buttons, light blue shirt, no tie.

The notes come from the White House pool report.

And the Obama campaign, via the vice president's press pool, adds: "Biden family and friends have fired up the grill for grilled chicken, in addition to spaghetti with marinara sauce and salad for dinner. Dr. Biden should be arriving shortly."

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