This time, both candidates drew blood. After the first presidential debate, which was widely seen as a tough loss for President Barack Obama, his running mate, Joe Biden, gave a passionate, aggressive performance. While not a total knockout, Mr. Biden’s faceoff with the Republican vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, should go a long way towards re-setting the discussion and putting the president in a prime position to retake control of the presidential race in the final weeks of the election.
After a presidential debate last week that was widely seen as a loss for the Democratic ticket, Joe Biden started off the vice presidential debate by aggressively dismissing his Republican rival, Paul Ryan, with laughs, incredulous glances, head shaking and his choice phrase, “malarkey.”
Martha Raddatz, a ABC senior foreign correspondent who’s moderating tomorrow’s vice presidential debate, came under fire from conservatives today after the Daily Caller revealed President Barack Obama attended her 1991 wedding to her ex-husband, Julius Genachowski, a former classmate and Harvard Law Review colleague of Mr. Obama’s who the president tapped to head the Federal Communications Commission in 2009. However, her current husband, Tom Gjelten, also has a rather interesting connection to the presidential candidates–he’s a correspondent for National Public Radio, an organization Mitt Romney has infamously and repeatedly vowed to strip of its federal funding.