This Day For Democrats: Biden Debates Ryan, Obama Goes South

 @LauraMatt on October 11 2012 10:58 AM
Biden At The DNC
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in August. Reuters

-- Thursday marks another milestone along the road to the White House as Vice President Joe Biden and his Republican challenger, Paul Ryan, meet for the only vice-presidential debate for 2012. The debate starts at 9 p.m. Eastern time and will be held at Center College in Danville, Ky. It is the first time Biden and Ryan will meet. They will speak on foreign and domestic policy. The event comes at a time when Democrats are looking to gain ground before the Nov. 6 election, especially after a disappointing performance from President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate last week. Obama’s poor performance pushed the once trailing Mitt Romney into the lead in some election polls.

-- While his second-in-command is working to get the upper hand on Republicans, Obama will be getting ready for a campaign rally at the University of Miami this afternoon. It is the president’s second trip to the university in three weeks, highlighting the importance of Florida as a crucial swing state.

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