What a hopeful headline.
Ryan prepares to take on skilled debater Biden.
The lede is even better.
To prepare for his biggest test yet on the national stage, untested debater Paul Ryan has been hauling two thick briefing books around the country and intently studying up on Vice President Joe Biden, who has been sparring over public policy since the Wisconsin congressman was learning how to talk.
Ryan, the 42-year-old Republican vice presidential nominee, has suggested his youth will be an asset in connecting with voters at the sole vice presidential debate Thursday in Kentucky against the 69-year-old former senator. But risks abound for the GOP rising star, who hasn’t participated in a campaign debate since his first run for office 14 years ago.
Oh please Brer Biden, whatever you do, please don’t throw me into the briar patch.