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The 2012 Vice Presidential Debate


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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) participate in the debate at Centre College Oct. 11, 2012 in Danville, Kentucky.
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) participate in the debate at Centre College Oct. 11, 2012 in Danville, Kentucky.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was widely deemed the winner of the first debate against President Obama. So what sort of pressure does that put on their running mates? Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan take the stage in Kentucky for the first vice presidential debate. We'll discuss the candidates' differences on domestic and foreign policy, and we'll discuss their performances. Could the vice presidential debate affect the election in November?

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Bruce Cain, professor of political science at Stanford University and director designate of the Bill Lane Center for the American West
  • Chris LeHane, Democratic consultant and a partner at Fabiani and LeHane, and Vice President Al Gore's press secretary throughout the 2000 campaign
  • Duf Sundheim, Former Chair of California Republican Party, 2003-2007

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