October 13th, 2012
10:06 AM ET
6 years ago

VP candidates lay groundwork for top of ticket on Tuesday

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan plowed fertile ground in terms of policy and politics during their debate - now the question is whether the presidential candidates can reap what was sown.

Biden aggressively pressed Ryan on Thursday to defend his ticket's positions on everything from Medicare to trimming the nation's debt to the way forward in dealing with Iran.


Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Joe Biden • New York • Paul Ryan
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    How on earth can the media keep pumping up these debates and still save face with America is beyond me. Romney has been lying through his teeth to get this newest "toy" he wants so badly, and yet his past debate performance proved that lying is to be praised beyond recognition, not ridiculed.

    Oh, well. Only in America can such a man as Mitt Romney be so mentally unfit to serve and yet be called a "winner". Must be the Rovian influence in American politics. That or Rush Limbaugh and FOX News talking point hysteria.

    October 13, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  2. doug

    Just watch the Democrat-sim of Biden during the debate, this is how Democrats act, all of 'dem no exceptions.

    WHen the VP acts like a classless jerk void of any decency, respect, and integrity, obviously the Democrat drones will mimic, so you have teachers like the one in Phillly screaming and spitting in the face of students, encouraging the student to be bullied by the whole class just for wearing a Romney shirt.

    Check your heart, if you find some decency then you have a moral obligation to vote Republican. Watch Biden in the debate again, read about the millions of Democrat death threats against every and any American who is not an Obama supporter.

    Even Obama said that every American who doesn't vote Democrat is the enemy and he wants to punish them. His words, check his Univision interview in 2010. These are facts, Democrats only have attacks.

    October 13, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  3. lance

    obama has given us more national debt more unemployment more crappy economy and plenty of immigrants from around the world to fill the few remaining american jobs that are left. so why are we electing this pot head to 4 more years ?

    October 13, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    No one in the right mind will ever support this Bain-Capital and 47%. Period.

    October 13, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  5. g

    romney wants to finish what bush started,back to the good old days –no bail outs this time

    October 13, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. truth hurts

    Oh, well. Only in America can such a man as Mitt Romney be so mentally unfit to serve and yet be called a "winner". Must be the Rovian influence in American politics. That or Rush Limbaugh and FOX News talking point hysteria.
    Yeah, how ridiculous that a man that has wildly succeeded at everything he has done be called a winner. What is this country coming to?! Don't we know the REAL winners are the government dependents that are sucking the country dry?

    Actually, it IS amazing that so many think Obama is a "winner". A person that has succeeded at NOTHING. An empty suit that spews hate and division. I guess that is what $2 BILLION in paid advertisement gets you as well as massive bogus free positive press provided by his LSM backers that protect him from all of his mistakes (Libya).

    October 13, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  7. Hammerer

    Does Biden's parents really live on welfare checks, foodstamps and rent subsidy checks. He made the statement several times during his debate that his parents were in the 30% of the takers in America. If they are Biden should be ashamed of himself and help them, if not he lied to the American people.

    October 13, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota


    Give it up. I care no more for your comments directed at me then I do for Mitt Romney's lies directed at voters.

    October 13, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  9. Jay

    As a nation we are not what where we should be, economy and foreign issues etc. as a Nation, I believe we are on the right road traveling forward. For some Americans -yes you get to your goals quicker than others. That's just it , some Americans want it their way!!!!! Which is only " the good old buddy system" The good old buddy system is what Romney represents. So they want to change back to - no equality just the ' Us against Them policies. The nation stopped growing toward equality for all Americans years ago! Our leaders will stop anyone who stands for equality for all Americans!! l what happened to our constitution ? Are we the UNITED STATES no!!! So many deaf and blind Americans , some just follow the foolish!

    October 13, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  10. Patrick in Wisconsin

    truth hurst, you forget if you want to talk about someone not investing in America, your St. Romney put a majority of his investments in offshore accounts to avoid taxes.

    October 13, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  11. Namejkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    The gop trash will be swept out in three weeks and romney the lyin tax cheat will take the rest of the gop trash with him .

    October 13, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  12. Ancient Texan

    Truth Hurts- 100% correct, excellent retort. The Dims hate successful people, but follow losers like Obama and chug-a-lug the koolade.

    October 13, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  13. doug

    Hammerer, check out what Biden gives to charity, this mean man that is more angry and hateful than every person on AM radio combined, gives nothing to help others, people like Joe, a majority of Democrats, are too mean, selfish, and in need of Americans being poor and hopeless for their Statist ideology to succeed in destroying America, to actually want to help anyone or make a positive contribution to society.

    Romney gives to charity like Republicans do, compared to Biden who gives to charity like Democrats do. Romney gave 15 million to charity recently, he cares about people, which is why Democrats hate him so much. If you supported gang violence and 26 people shot in Chicago in one weekend, the end result of decades of complete Democrat control of that city, you would hate someone who cares and spent his life helping others like Romney too.

    October 13, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  14. NJKat

    Romney left with the lowest approval rating of any Mass. governor.... So bad, that the good people of that State titled him "The Worst" governor... EVER! Just because the man made Bain Capital lots of money, that doesn't mean that he will do the same for you! After Romney left Bain Capital for the second time, he negotiated a sweet little deal that will give him additional money! Medicare and Medicaid, two important items on our checklist are merely an afterthought for him... his children's children won't have those cares... I do not dislike the man because he is wealthy, but the rich and wealthy are not trying to assist you... They are only concerned with creating additional and maintaining their own wealth.

    October 13, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |