Following Mitt Romney's debate win over Barack Obama on
Wednesday, a conservative political scientist and historian says
the bar has been set high for Republican vice-presidential nominee
Paul Ryan in his upcoming debate against Joe Biden.
Even before Mitt Romney's performance in the Denver debate, many
political pundits believed Paul Ryan would have little trouble
debating Vice President Joe Biden, whose frequent gaffs have been
an embarrassment for the Obama campaign.
Dr. Charles Dunn, distinguished professor of
government at Regent
University's Robertson School of Government, expects great
things from Ryan.
"People expect Ryan, who's brilliant, to have a brilliant
performance," he states. "Ryan should win against Biden -- and [he]
should win easily."
But he warns Republicans to be careful.
"We have to exercise a little caution here. Because of the
success of Governor Romney, that will increase expectations for the
performance of Mr. Ryan. And already, of course, there's a low bar
of expectations for the vice president."
The October 11 VP debate at Centre College in Danville,
Kentucky, will focus on foreign and domestic policy.
Ryan: Obama trying to 'muddle and confuse'
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan told
supporters in President Barack Obama's home state their
contributions will help Republicans define the "very clear choice"
for voters in the final weeks before Election Day.
Speaking at a fundraiser in suburban Chicago on Sunday, Ryan
said the president is trying to "throw the kitchen sink" at GOP
presidential candidate Mitt Romney and "muddle and confuse" voters.
He also accused Obama of distorting Romney's record and said the
president's campaign is outspending the GOP ticket on television
advertising in some key states.
Ryan told attendees their support will "give us the resources we
need to make sure he doesn't get away with it."
Tickets to the event at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare ranged from
$2,500 to $75,800 per person. The campaign said about 260 people