Is Ryan ready for VP debate?
Preview of showdown over number two spot
- Duration 4:43
- Date Oct 7, 2012
Preview of showdown over number two spot
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Time for another debate -- can't wait just four -- Paul Ryan will debate the man he wants replaced in the White House vice president Joseph Biden.
And while the two have never met in a debate we gonna get a sneak peek back in 2010 during the battle over health care watch this.
I've got to tell you the American people are engaged.
And if you think they want a government takeover of health care how would respectfully submit you're not listening to them.
So will that experience help Ryan -- and I joining me now is presidential historian and author of the book.
What does the president look like Jane Hampton -- nice to see this morning and welcome.
Thanks for having me so what -- Paul Ryan need to do a sudden Huckabee about this yesterday a little bit which is can Paul Ryan has tendency to come off as a little won't -- And also Vice President Biden has Tennessee to come off as a little folk -- perhaps flies off the handle little bit with -- some things off script.
So what -- the -- need to do next week to be effective.
Ryan needs to keep that momentum going and he needs to explain their policies in their points of view in a very clear concise way.
Which -- hurt -- do -- sound bites on and different media and he is.
Biden yes Snead said not -- -- -- and -- make up for some of the mistakes that his boss made last week he needs to -- engaged.
He needs to answer those hard questions without being defensive and so they -- -- challenges going and that it should be a really great debate.
-- it was interesting if you look back as a historian you know in 2000 of course and beyond but even Vice President Biden then candidate Biden.
Really crushed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the debates he was the one who was winning those debate.
It's he is a very strong debater.
And I am sure that that's the Biden that we'll show up this week.
But part of the problem that a president and a vice president faces is that making it theory insulated very easily.
They speak to crowds that adore them.
They don't aren't often challenged with tough questions from reporters sometimes what we as we've seen lately that I think that is a big challenge for.
-- -- -- -- -- Historically.
The vice presidential debates I think in fact maybe it yielded a lot more entertaining moments and even a presidential debates and some people even think that these things stand out more than those debates Lloyd Bentsen Dan Quayle 1988.
Will play this great moment have you to respond -- -- -- CDs this week -- -- Kennedy withdrew from the mind.
Senator you're no -- Kennedy.
That was a fierce moment.
Alan is strong zinger and perhaps the most memorable moment -- from a vice presidential debate.
Off vice presidential debate is about assurance can that the second person on the ticket become president and step ending -- EB.
Got to remember in 1980.
Lloyd Benson had been in the senate seventeen years Dan Quayle seven years.
-- -- about gravitas.
And the senior statesman vs the young new guy upstart.
This time it's different because Barack Obama was in his forties when he became president and even though Joseph Biden.
Is -- -- three decades older than Paul Ryan that issues needed a little bit.
Interest thing -- in 2008 vice then candidate.
Vice presidential nominee at the time.
Had to walk a very delicate balance with Sarah Palin right he had to be respectful of her on the stage but he also had to be strong a lot of people thought it was kind of a tie at the end of that debate.
Went wherever you stand on it doesn't really matter but here is a little clip from that we'll get you to respond to this moment.
You voted for the war and now you oppose the war here.
One who says you know as so many politicians do I was for it before I -- against -- or vice Versa.
Americans are craving that straight talking just -- to know -- if you voted for it tell us why you voted for it you also said that Barack.
Obama was not ready to be commander in chief.
And I know again that you opposed the move that he made to try to cut off funding for the troops in that respect you for that I I don't know how you can defend that position now.
So it never Saturn and a lot of course made fun of the fact she didn't want to answer own question she was asking questions of Joseph Biden and said listen to a moderator that was of a pretty interesting moment there.
It wise she was attacking the record and that is what you'll see both do in this next debate -- will attack.
The current record of the president and by dual attack Ryan for his positions as well.
-- Hampton cook presidential historian great to see this morning thanks much for joining us scrapers thanks for having me.