Vice President Joe Biden and VP candidate Paul Ryan go head-to-head in the only VP debate of 2012.
Paul Ryan, in a more lengthy communique, critiques the evening in this light, also with an email to supporters:
America is at a crossroads. We have a choice -- four more years of the same hardship and decline, or a new path. That choice was abundantly clear at last night's debate. The American people want jobs. They want leadership they can believe in. They want our great nation to prosper again. And they want leaders who'll fight for them -- and alongside them.
Mitt Romney and I, along with Republicans across the country, are fighting for America's comeback. And we're willing to fight for it -- because we believe our nation is at its best when individuals are allowed to pursue their dreams. Mitt Romney and I believe that on November 6th, Americans will rise to the occasion. America will fix what needs fixing.
Please donate $25 today to help elect Mitt, me, and the Republican team on November 6th.
Watch the full VP debate below.
A very succinctly, direct message from presidential candidate Mitt Romney reads:
Barack Obama and Joe Biden don't have a record to run on, or a plan for the future. Donate now to help us deliver a real recovery.
Just when we thought Mitt Romney's email was to the point, we get an even more forthcoming email from President Obama:
Let's get Joe's back, and say thanks.
The second of three presidential debates will be held this coming Tuesday, October 16 at Hofstra University. The president said he was a "too polite" when debating with Romney in the first debate.
America will have to watch to see if President Obama will be just as forthcoming and fired up as his VP, the second time around.