Tonight, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the darling of the conservative right and the GOP nominee for vice president of the United States, takes to the national stage to debate incumbent Vice President Joe Biden.
And frankly, some people just can’t wait …
For reasons I cannot fathom, nobody to my knowledge has made a similar video touting Biden’s sex appeal. And if I’m wrong about that, please, allow me to remain blissfully ignorant and do not post it here.
The evening promises to be an interesting confrontation between two very different men. The strengths of one play into the weaknesses of the other, and vice versa. Biden, who wears his heart and compassion on his sleeve, vs. Ryan, the Ayn Rand acolyte who, in his own mind at least, tries to protect the makers from the takers. Biden, the older man, is also the more unpredictable, while Ryan exudes a Spartan discipline.
The interplay between such two diverse principals makes the debate impossible to predict. Tonight’s debate may not draw the numbers attracted by Biden’s debate with Sarah Palin four years ago, but that was more of a freak show than a political event. For my money, this one has much more promise.
I’ll throw up a fresh post somewhere about 8 p.m,. with the debate scheduled to begin at 9 for live commenting as events dictate.
– Jay Bookman