On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky; Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be going toe-to-toe to debate. Come Thursday night, who do you think has the hardest job during the debate? Or do you feel both candidates will be on a task to make up for the weaknesses of the top of the ticket candidates (Obama and Romney)?
Debater – Vice President Joe Biden
Vice President Job Biden, will certainly need to step up to the plate and give voters more than we seemed to receive from the president during the Presidential Debate. The concern we may have somewhat with Biden is his tendency to misspeak and has even misdated things before. He will also need to stay on task and state the facts. It will be important for Biden to defend the four years of their administration and layout their planned accomplishments if they are in office another four years in order to explain their campaign slogan “Moving Forward”; something we unfortunately, didn’t really see during last week’s Presidential Debate.
Biden has an advantage when it comes to debating because of past debates he has already experienced. He also tends to speak policy using a very energetic enthusiasm and this mixed with knowledge and experience; could go over quite well with voters. He will certainly need to attack Ryan on his budget and fiscal policies. This is how the democrats have been attacking the republican campaign from the start and with Ryan being able to effectively communicate those policies; Biden has to be ready to speak to the voters regarding the negative sides of those policies. If he is able to stay on task and attack Ryan’s policies; he may very well be able to regain some of what was lost during the first Presidential Debate last week.
Debater – Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan
Ryan is also an expressive and articulate speaker when it comes to defending the Romney/Ryan economic plan. Although, we still have not seen a concrete plan; all we’ve heard thus far from Romney is “I will not raise taxes on the middle class,” but this is impossible. In order for this economic plan to actually take place, the republicans will definitely have to raise taxes, so we’ll see if Ryan’s able to explain or give us some real and truthful information about their plan. I’m sure the voters would love to hear how the republicans will be able to move forward with this plan without raising taxes on the middle class.
Ryan will more than likely be determined to attack Biden with what the republicans have been attacking the democrats with what they call, “Obama administration’s failed policies.” Ryan, I’m sure, as they have been since their campaign began, will be blaming the economic problems on the current administration. Of course, not thinking about the trillion dollar deficit the current administration came into. But Ryan, being a brilliant speaker when it comes to explaining economic conservatism will be trying to sell the republicans plan. Of course, Ryan will more than likely, compare the republican’s plan to the current administration’s; while trying to make America believe their plan will work better at rebuilding the economy.
A Huge Task to Accomplish
Both, Biden and Ryan will need to shine during the Vice Presidential Debate. Biden will need to make up for a weak performance during the first Presidential Debate, proving the current administration was successful in some of their policies. He will also need to be able to prove to voters that the democrats have a plan to build a stronger economy.
Ryan will need to prove republicans have a plan that will work best at building a better and stronger economy without negatively affecting the middle class. During the debate, he will also need to show he was the right choice to run as Vice President with Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Both debaters certainly have a big task before them during the debates. Who do you think will stand up to the task and prove they were able to get the job done at defending and selling their economic policies to build a stronger economy?