POSTED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:51am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 2:03pm
No question - after last week's debate, team Obama needs a boost. Vice President Biden has more experience on the debate stage, but new numbers suggest the public is betting on Paul Ryan winning this one.
Paul Ryan says he's ready to take on the Vice President. "We think he's probably going to come at me like a cannonball[,]"But the Achilles heel he has is President Obama's record," said Paul Ryan/ (R) Vice Presidential Nominee
Ryan is in Kentucky after several days of debate prep in Florida and Virginia. Reportedly, he has done three mock debates.
The Vice President has been in Delaware, studying Ryan's book, his speeches, and his budget. "I just want to make sure that when I say these things that I don't have the Congressman saying 'No, no no, I don't have that position" or 'That's not the Governor's position,'" said Vice President Joe Biden.
"There is a lot of pressure on Vice President Biden to take the fight to Paul Ryan in an attempt to slow Mitt Romney's momentum from last week's debate," said CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent, John Harwood.
The White House - reluctant to address the President's performance in Denver - said this about next week's presidential debate. "It's not about him. It's not about his opponent. It's not about one party or the other -- it's about what would you do -- what will you do -- when you get into office," said White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney.
But tonight - the number two men face off.
Pew research finds 51% view vice president Biden unfavorably - more than Ryan.
And more, 40-34%, think Ryan will win tonight's debate.