When the vice presidential debate airs tonight from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, will you be watching? Democrats likely hope Joe Biden brings the energy, authority, and confidence President Obama seemed to lack in last week’s Presidential candidate face-off, while Republicans are probably eager to see Paul Ryan carry forward Mitt Romney’s debate momentum and further articulate their plans to turn around the economy.
Past vice presidential debates have only rarely impacted elections results (though some have been memorable for other reasons), but with recent polls showing Obama and Romney in a much closer race than anticipated in some key states, this one seems like must-watch TV. Both candidates have reportedly been in serious preparation mode the past week.
Does it matter that moderator Martha Raddatz, Chief ABC News Foreign Correspondent, invited her former law school classmate Obama to her 1991 wedding? Are you interested in these five points pundits say the veep candidates must address?
The debate will be televised live by all the major broadcast television networks, several cable news channels, and streamed live over many online venues – including Yahoo, AOL, YouTube and XBoxLive. It runs from 9:00 until 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and the announced focus will be on “foreign and domestic policy.” (The next presidential debate is scheduled for October 16 at Hofstra University, in the same time slot.)
Take our poll and then please tell us in comments what you are hoping to see, hear, learn tonight. And come back tonight after (or during) the debate with the breakdown.
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