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Published: Thursday, Oct. 11 2012 4:17 p.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I don't think vp debates have quite that much sway. It would be nice to see Joe do well, though.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

Debate moderator, Martha Raddatz worked on the Harvard Law Review with Obama. Obama attended her 1991 wedding. Obama appointed her husband, Julius Genachowski, to the Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski is a major fundraiser for the president’s re-election effort.

I am sure Joe will be given every opportunity to shine

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Joe has a chance, considering obama and the moderator are buddies. I think joe should be joe and he'll give us one good gaffe after another. If your serious about getting jobs and putting people back to work and cutting our debt and paying it off. Then you should listen to Paul Ryan as he explains his ideas of what needs to be done. It would be refreshing if the democrats came up with an idea other than "we'll raise taxes and borrow more money" that will save the nation! Just look at Spain, Greece and other european countries that have saved themselves by borrowing, spending, and taxing more....

I think the vp debates have more sway than democrats are leading on. They're just scared what joe will do and say during the debate. Just like the job numbers this regime have fudged and changed how unemployed are counted. Smoke and mirrors. Find someone else to blame for each of their miserable failures.

Hopefully this regime is on it's last leg and the American people are awake and aware of the crimes being committed against them by this regime.

Anti Government
Alpine, UT

All Ryan has to do to win the debate would be to say "I would like to cede my time to VP Joe Biden" and then sit down.

Joe Biden would sink himself with another one or more of his long list of gaffes where he admits "the middle class has been buried the last 4 years" and/or "yes, we plan to increase taxes by a trillion dollars".

This guy is a train wreck that can't be stopped. The ironic thing is that all his gaffes are really just blatant honesty about how dire the economic situation is and how draconian their spending plans actually are.

The dude has no filter which just lets everyone get a better insight to how deluded the democratic party is.

Dadof5sons
Montesano, WA

OH Joe needs to be Joe! That is the biggest gaff yet. Is Obama taking a dive and tossing in the towel this election? Because what Joe are you going to get the mean nasty Joe? the Plagiarist Joe? The laughy Gaffy Joe? The Joe that just pulls numbers out of his four point contact Joe? It will be fun to watch!

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Joe Biden is spectacular speaking off the cuff. The sometimes brash Ryan seems to have tried to curb his Mr. know it all persona since becoming the VP choice. Wise move, Kid Ryan. I wouldn’t miss this debate.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Good to see the righties making excuses already because they know Ryan's going to get schooled by Biden!

Obama went to a wedding in 1991 of somebody he went to college with--heaven forefend! By the way, that couple has divorced about a decade ago.

Ryan: Voucher Care, buddies with the "legitimate rape" guy and co-signed his bill, wants to gut social security (the very same he benefited from with survivor benfits), proposed budget that hammers middle class while benefiting the 1%, voted against Lilly Ledbetter Act

Biden: Staunch supporter of middle-class, drafter of Violence Against Women Act, served with great leadership on Foreign Relations Committee, helped with arms control, great statesman, etc.

Yeah, I can see how you are nervous about Ryan tonight, he's got a beat-down behind the woodshed coming! Yo Joe!

FT
salt lake city, UT

Yawn. Lucky for America there are the MLB playoffs and an NFL game. Some Americans may find watching two baggage handlers act like kids but most will not.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

"Debate moderator, Martha Raddatz worked on the Harvard Law Review with Obama. Obama attended her 1991 wedding. Obama appointed her husband, Julius Genachowski, to the Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski is a major fundraiser for the president’s re-election effort."

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Martha Raddatz is from Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah. You might want to update your profiles on liberal news media figures.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

@Craig
Those are later elements of her bio and are true. She went to East High and the U in the 1970s.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Wildcat
O-town, UT

"Good to see the righties making excuses already because they know Ryan's going to get schooled by Biden!"

You forget that this is a debate and not clown or gaffe school. The only thing joe has going for him, is that everyone (including his own party) knows he's incapable of not fouling things up in front of the camera.

I expect the moderator, much like the last one during the president debate, to help joe when needed. I'm sure they rehearsed what to do. Remember when Jim had to tell the president what he should have been saying and trying to clarify things for the president. Then jim tried to interupt Romney and not allow him to speak or respond.

It's just like football or other sports. You go on the field to play against your opponent and the refs. You just have to outperform.

I'm sure the left media has been working on how to spin everything joe and ryan say, to make sure joe comes out godlike.

Reading abc, nbc, cbs after the presidential debate you'd think obama controlled and did well; if you didn't watch

t702
Las Vegas, NV

Mr. empty suit#2 will be destroyed tonight which will be the final nail on their campaign coffin. How can you defend going without a budget for 4 years, the Libya debacle, Solyndra, etc? Can't wait to see Mr Jo explain away on their failure of the past 4 years...

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

@Craig Clark - "Joe is spectacular speaking off the cuff". Which part is he spectacular at? Is it the swear words? Is it the continued gaffs? Even Obama says that he has to real in Old Joe every now and again. We give Obama a hard time about tele-prompters. This guy needs one and has to stick to it. I am sorry but your statement is comical.

@Wildcat - "Good to see the righties making excuses already"

What excuses are being made? Because someone gives a fact about the moderator and who she is. But then again, I guess the left is use to hiding the truth and lying to the American people so they wanted this to go unnoticed. I personally could care less who she is or where she is from. I am not worried about Ryan at all tonight, he will represent just fine.

@Craig Clark - "Martha Raddatz is from Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah. You might want to update your profiles on liberal news media figures."

Because Utah has no libs or left wingers here right? You want to check media figures, you may want to check political stats of a state.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

@Craig Clark

What it is about your comment that negates the fact that Martha Raddatz has close ties to this administration?

She could have been from Tulsa and gone to Oral Roberts University, but she still has far more than mere casual ties to Obama and her husband is financing Obama's campaign.

Nice try at obfuscating though

sammyg
Springville, UT

So the Comedy Central simulcast of the Joe Biden Roast is tonight. I've been waiting for this for weeks.

I'm all ears tonight for some good ol' humor from good ol' Joe...

"the intellect of the Democrat Party"... Thanks Clint!

It's week #2 of the 'Prime Time Political Woodshed Hour'

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

"I expect the moderator, much like the last one during the president debate, to help joe when needed. I'm sure they rehearsed what to do."

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You should pass along to Fox News how Obama and Lehrer conspired to fix the debate. Maybe Hannity and O'Reilly will fight over who gets the scoop.

I expect Biden to get tough questions and follow-up from Martha Raddatz. She gives passive treatment to no one she grills. It should be a sharp contrast to Jim Lehrer failing to press Romney when he neatly sidestepped answering the question of whether his Medicare plan would be to voucherize it. But Jim is getting up there in years and is slowing down which turned out to be an early Christmas present for Mitt Romney last week.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

"You should pass along to Fox News how Obama and Lehrer conspired to fix the debate." AKA I know you are but what am I

So now pointing out the ties that the debate moderator has to the Obama campaign is a Fox News issue?

another nice (but blatant) try at obfuscating

man of few words
Salt Lake City, UT

I wonder if Joe will refer to Pres. Obama as “the first mainstream African American candidate, who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy” again.

man of few words
Salt Lake City, UT

"Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me." --Joe Biden

man of few words
Salt Lake City, UT

"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.... I'm not joking." --Joe Biden

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