Biden vs. Ryan
Co-written with Browyn’s Harbor.
Vice-Presidential Debate Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. PT)
Note from Staff, Presidential Election News: Due to some requests, I want to clarify the TV broadcast information for the upcoming Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan on Thursday, October 11, 2012. To put it succinctly, the channels and time will be exactly the same as for the Presidential debates. The VP debate will be 90 minutes following a similar format as the Presidential debates.
Live Stream: VP Debate Live Stream
Vice Presidential Debate Time: Thursday, October 11 at 9pm et / 8pm ct / 7pm mt / 6pm pt.
Channels: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more including CNN Espanol and others
Topics: The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question. See also Associated Press.
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)
Are you ready to rumble?
What are you looking for at tonight’s debate? Want to learn more about the VP candidates? Want to see how they defend the presidential candidates? Or, do you simply want to see fireworks?
Regardless of how the debate actually goes we will quite likely be left with the choice of believing the media or our lying eyes.
- Barack Obama desperately needs Joseph Biden to win tonight’s debate to slow down his free fall.
[Read more at Slate or Politico.]
- It is pretty clear that among Barack Obama’s media lackeys expectations are so low for Joseph Biden that if he says anything meaningful and supportive of Barack Obama he’ll be declared the victor.
[Read more at CNN.]
- Why is it that these presidential and vice presidential debates keep getting stacked with biased and often partisan moderators (recall Gwen Ifill in 2008). Tonight Paul Ryan not only faces Joseph Biden, but also long-time Barack Obama friend turned moderator Martha Raddatz. Will she betray bias in favor of Barack Obama and Joseph Biden? Even Huffington Post says she should recuse herself as Tucker Carson and Neil Patel at Daily Caller expose her more than 20 year old personal ties to Barack Obama. Lori Lowenthal Marcus, at Jewish Press, takes this further by offering more details to clarify the conflict of interest and the apparent collaboration of ABC. Read more at Memeorandum. On the other hand, for all of Jim Lehrer’s efforts, it didn’t help Obama much last week. [See Todd Kinsey or ABC News]
Please post your thoughts in the run-up to the debate and live blog your comments during the debate and afterward.
This article is also published, with permission, at NoQuarterUSA.
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