Paul Ryan Sinks Himself in VP Debate With Joe Biden

By:  Thomas R. Eddlem
10/12/2012
       
Paul Ryan Sinks Himself in VP Debate With Joe Biden

Congressman Paul Ryan spoke clearly during Thursday's vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. But he failed to articulate any substantial differences between the Republican political team he represented and the Obama administration represented by Vice President Joe Biden.

Congressman Paul Ryan spoke clearly during Thursday's vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. But he failed to articulate any substantial differences between the Republican political team he represented and the Obama administration represented by Vice President Joe Biden.

Perhaps the best two-liner of the night was Biden's “What would my friend do differently? If you notice, he never answers the question.”

Ryan criticized the Obama administration on issue after issue, including sanctions against Iran, withdrawal from Iraq, and spending. Yet he failed to provide any specifics about how the Romney-Ryan team would offer a significant change from the Obama administration.

“This is not what a real recovery looks like,” Ryan said during the debate. “We're offering real reforms for a real recovery for every American.” But when moderator and ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz asked Ryan to articulate the details of the Romney-Ryan tax plan to cut tax rates across the board and eliminate loopholes, the Wisconsin congressman repeatedly declined to offer specifics:

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