Ryan has brought his best Scientific Calculator and Biden has brought his best hairpiece. Let the fun begin.
The stakes aren’t nearly as high for this as they are for Romney vs Obama, or even as they were for Biden vs Palin. Beating Biden doesn’t matter much. Neither will his screw ups. And Ryan builds Romney’s conservative credentials, but unlike Palin, who provided a breath of fresh air to the McCain campaign, he’s much less of a factor to the general electorate.
Biden will say things, some stupid, some dishonest, which the media will quote approvingly. Ryan will explain things, which the media fact checkers will denounce. Unless Biden gratuitously screws up, which is not impossible, the media will find something nice to say about him and something nasty to say about Ryan. And then we’ll go back to the same old show.
The cartoon below sums it up nicely. But who knows, maybe we’ll get another good show out of it.