Ryan vs. Biden: preparing for vice presidential debate

    After the unexpected outcome of the presidential debate last week, Republicans and Democrats are shifting their attention to the vice presidential debate.

    The Paul Ryan vs. Joe Biden debate will be held in Kentucky tonight at 9.

    Many organizations are hosting debate-watching parties in their communities.

    This is the first election year that the Bucks County Republican Committee is having one.

    The presidential debate party was so popular, they decided to have one for the vice president, says Pat Poprik, committee chairwoman.

    She says she’s looking forward for people to see more of Paul Ryan.

    “I think [Ryan] handles himself very well,” said Poprik, “I do not think you’re going to see the blooper-blunder that you see with Joe Biden. I don’t think you’ll ever see that from Paul Ryan, he’s much more of a better speaker.”

    But the Bucks County Democratic Committee chair John Cordisco says that the debate isn’t just about who speaks better.

    “People are looking for a bit more in the way of substance as well,” said Cordisco. “If Representative Ryan comes across as showing too much finesse or too cute, that could also be problematic for him.”

    Cordisco’s organization is not hosting a vice presidential debate-watching party but says that’s because there were already enough planned in the community.

    The pressure is on for the vice president as Pew released poll results Wednesday saying that Ryan has a leg up on Biden, 44-39.

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