Campaign Trail: Debate Prep

(NBC News) – No question – after last week's debate, team Obama needs a
boost. Vice President Biden has more experience on the debate stage, but
new numbers suggest the public is betting on Paul Ryan winning this
one.

Paul Ryan says he's ready to take on the Vice President.
“We think he's probably going to come at me like a cannonball[,]”But the
Achilles heel he has is President Obama's record,” said Paul Ryan/ (R)
Vice Presidential Nominee

Ryan is in Kentucky after several days of debate prep in Florida and Virginia. Reportedly, he has done three mock debates.

The
Vice President has been in Delaware, studying Ryan's book, his
speeches, and his budget. “I just want to make sure that when I say
these things that I don't have the Congressman saying 'No, no no, I
don't have that position” or 'That's not the Governor's position,'” said
Vice President Joe Biden.

“There is a lot of pressure on Vice
President Biden to take the fight to Paul Ryan in an attempt to slow
Mitt Romney's momentum from last week's debate,” said CNBC Chief
Washington Correspondent, John Harwood.

The White House –
reluctant to address the President's performance in Denver – said this
about next week's presidential debate. “It's not about him. It's not
about his opponent. It's not about one party or the other — it's about
what would you do — what will you do — when you get into office,” said
White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney.

But tonight – the number two men face off.

Pew research finds 51% view vice president Biden unfavorably – more than Ryan.

And more, 40-34%, think Ryan will win tonight's debate.

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