Ahead of debate, Romney campaigns in Ohio while Obama touts saving US auto industry

  • Article by: KASIE HUNT , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 13, 2012 - 6:41 AM
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jstanthrnbrOct. 10, 1210:21 PM

Weakness #1 for Biden..."The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided." We have not seen a budget passed nor debated in the Senate during his term.

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werecomingOct. 10, 1210:38 PM

America is waking up! Can you imagine Biden at this debate? or potentially leading this country? We want change~

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comment229Oct. 11, 12 4:53 AM

"We have not seen a budget passed nor debated in the Senate during his term." Ironic, because that budget would have to be introduced in the House and the last time I checked, that was Boehner's responsibility.

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comment229Oct. 11, 12 5:01 AM

Ryan has already started deflecting statements before the debate has begun stating publicly that Biden's primary focus is going to be to say he (Ryan... wouldn't want one of those pesky misplaced pronouns to get in the way) is lying. I don't think there is a day that goes by that the republican ticket is not shown changing their position on something to fit the crowd. Last night, CBS news showed video of all of Romney's positions on the abortion issue. He covered them all. Ryan keeps modifying his medicare ideas to fit the state he is in. OK, so is "modifying" a definition of lying? You decide at the polls. I hope Biden asks Ryan about his tax returns for the last ten years. I also hope Biden asks Ryan for the mystery list of loopholes in the tax code that are supposed to be closed. Finally, politeness be damned. People want the democrats to "take of the gloves" and now is as good of time as ever.

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owatonnabillOct. 11, 12 6:02 AM

I found it interesting that a major point of this article is that, if Ryan is to be effective, he must "dumb it down". In other words, allow the debate to degenerate into slinging talking points back and forth. I don't think Ryan will make that mistake.

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Truckman182Oct. 11, 12 6:13 AM

The stakes really aren't that high for Ryan. His running mate has shown that he is an effective debator and came off as a leader. If Obama is going to win this thing he is going to have to step and prove he is a leader all on his own in the next debate. Having people fight his battles for him is not going to get it done....

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huggybear28Oct. 11, 12 6:44 AM

@comment229 The senate has voted on two budgets for the past two years. One for the republican budget which was short of the majority for yes votes and the other was the Obama/Biden budget which got ZERO votes (no democrat would even vote for it). The house has passed a budget. Harry Reid and the democrats seem to think it is good for this country to run $1 trillion+ deficits every year. The democrats in the senate even voted against a budget amendment that would require a balanced budget unless the chamber had 3/4th approval to override. They claimed they didn't need an amendment to balance the budget which has never been balanced (Yes, there were a few years in the Clinton era that saw a surplus but that is because they were taking money out of the social security trust fund).

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highlife75Oct. 11, 12 7:14 AM

You thought Obama got crushed...LOL! There is no possible hope for Biden, or change for that matter. Ryan won't have to prioritize the hundreds of failures, what ever comes out of Biden's mouth, if a legible statement, will be turned into a detriment and liability. This is what happens when the liberal media protects, and covers up, cleans up the abject failure of these two.

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blfikoOct. 11, 12 7:18 AM

comment229 - And what about Obama's sudden change of heart on gay marriage?! They all do it.

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jstanthrnbrOct. 11, 12 7:23 AM

"Ironic, because that budget would have to be introduced in the House and the last time I checked, that was Boehner's responsibility." And indeed Speaker Boehner has passed budgets each year he has been the majority leader. The log jam is in the Senate.

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