Ahead of the debate, Gloria Borger and John King compare differences and similarities between V.P. Biden and Rep. Ryan. The generational divide is a factor, but they both have blue collar backgrounds. And both have an eye on the 2016 election.
As for who has the bigger advantage, the case could be made for either of them. "You could say Paul Ryan is younger, he has more passion, he has more energy. You could say Joe Biden is more experienced, 36 years in the Senate, he's the sitting Vice President, he's been on the stage before," says King.
The pressure for Ryan comes with the goal of maintaining the campaign's momentum after last week's debate between Mitt Romney and Pres. Obama. But as King points out, "Americans pick presidents, not vice presidents."
Mitt Romney goes on the offensive after a leaked video caught him saying that Obama voters believe "they are victims." Anderson Cooper talks with Daily Beast Columnist Mark McKinnon, Fmr. Spokeswoman for the Santorum 2012 Campaign Alice Stewart, CNN's Paul Begala and John King about whether Romney's gaffe will have a lasting impact on his chances of winning the election.
CNN's John King, Dan Lothian and Jim Acosta discuss where Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney stand on the war in Afghanistan and whether the war will play a part in voters' decisions in the upcoming election.
Immediate reactions to Mitt Romney's RNC speech and the overall Republican convention from CNN's political team.
Mitt Romney revived the sensitive "birther" issue today while campaigning in his birth state of Michigan. Romney remarked that he and his wife, Ann, were born at nearby hospitals and stated 'I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born... No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.'
John King at the Magic Wall 'smartly' explains new battleground state polls showing the presidential race tightening among swing voters.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
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