Ryan Begins Prepping For Debate Against Biden
The aides said they didn’t want to reveal too much of their debate strategy, but said they believed most of the debate will be focused on jobs and the economy, ABC News reported.
When explaining how Ryan will prepare for the debate against Vice President Joe Biden, an aide made a remark, which suggested a contrast from the way the preparation was handled four years ago, for the then relatively inexperienced and governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin against Biden.
“[Ryan] knows a lot about a lot of things. It’s not so much a crash course on how to get smarter in a particular policy area as it is how to think about debating someone who is extremely experienced,” the aid said.
Still, the campaign appears to be downplaying expectations for the debate, NBC reported.
“Vice President Joe Biden served over 30 years in the United States Senate; he has run for president twice and has served as vice president for the past four years. He is one of the most experienced debaters in American political life and we definitely don’t take the challenge lightly,” an adviser said.
In a recent interview with CNN, Ryan expressed confidences in his upcoming debate with Biden.
"He's good, but I've been in Congress 14 years and this is what we do, especially in the House. In the Senate they don't debate as often and as frequently," Ryan said.
The stand-in for Biden in Ryan's debate preparation sessions has yet to be announced, the Washington Post reported.
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