Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who always seems to be on the sunny side of the street when he is interviewed, sounded sanguine about tonight’s debate with Joe Biden while at the same time acknowledging that Biden has years of experience that will be a factor:
“I am looking forward to giving people a very clear choice. Look, Joe Biden has been on this stage many times, this is my first time so sure it is a nervous situation because Joe Biden is one of the most experienced debaters we’ve had in modern politics. But the Achilles Heel he has is President Obama’s record and I am really looking forward to giving the American people a very clear choice. “
Ryan has had at least eight debates in congressional settings, but his debate with Biden will be his first before a national audience. In his self-effacing way, Ryan joked with the press that he didn’t know how much his debate would matter: “I don’t know but I am sure you guys will debate that one endlessly.”
Ryan has been preparing for the debates for the last two days in Florida.