VP Debate Preview

8:05 am ET

From “Morning Joe”:

I’ll stipulate three things. One is, and I’m not being facetious here — I mean this literally. Paul Ryan, Joe Biden are two of the nicest, most enjoyable people in American politics for us to cover and as people. So I think the favorability for both should be about 100. Two, this debate is only going to matter in this race if one of them has a super strong debate and one of them has a weak debate. Otherwise, I think, voters are focused on the top of the ticket, not on this. And, finally, I think these guys are both going to be very prepared. They both have some potential trouble spots but I think they’re both very well prepared. They’re both smart and I think they’ll probably fight it out to a draw. The Vice President wants to focus on Ryan’s budget. Paul Ryan wants to focus on the question of, “why would the next four years be different than the last four years,” on the economy. But, like I said, my guess it they’re going to fight to a draw.

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