Fri., October 12, 2012 4:00pm (EDT)

Vice Presidential Debate Analysis
By Parker Wallace
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The showdown last between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Congressman Paul Ryan was a clear victory for Biden if you’re a Democrat.  And it was a slam dunk for Ryan if you’re a Republican.  By all accounts, it had the intensity and the fireworks that the first presidential debate lacked. (Photo Courtesy: politifact.com)
The showdown last between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Congressman Paul Ryan was a clear victory for Biden if you’re a Democrat. And it was a slam dunk for Ryan if you’re a Republican. By all accounts, it had the intensity and the fireworks that the first presidential debate lacked. (Photo Courtesy: politifact.com)
The showdown last between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Congressman Paul Ryan was a clear victory for Biden if you’re a Democrat. And it was a slam dunk for Ryan if you’re a Republican. By all accounts, it had the intensity and the fireworks that the first presidential debate lacked.

Greg Domin, a political science professor at Columbus State University says Biden was animated and focused on taking some of the shots President Obama did not in his lackluster debate with Mitt Romney last week:

“Do these things really matter in the end? Probably not, but atleast it’s a victory in terms of the Obama campaign may have stopped the bleeding from the momentum Romney gained last week. But it will be short lived, because the next debate is on Tuesday and we’ll see how that goes between Romney and Obama.”

The second presidential debate will be next Tuesday at Hofstra University in New York. It will take the form of a town meeting, where people will ask the candidates questions on foreign and domestic issues.