Vice presidential debate showing today in Hannon Library

The Digital Media Gallery in Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library will be broadcasting the vice-presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Vice-President Joe Biden and the Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will debate U.S. foreign and domestic policy at Centre College in Danville, Ky.

Political analysts are predicting tonight to be a high-stakes bid by the Obama campaign to take back the lead the president lost in his first debate against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

In an interview with Reuters, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for the Ryan campaign, said that Biden will be “coming at us like a cannonball” in an attempt to reverse the effects of last week’s debate.

Ryan is expected to take his cues from Romney on foreign policy. For example, he hammered the president for the deaths of four Americans in Libya at a rally earlier this week, one of Romney’s favorite attack strategies.

Ryan’s domestic policy differs somewhat from Romney’s however, and while he has mostly abandoned his hard-liner fiscal conservative viewpoint in favor of Romney’s more cautious budget plan since being selected as the Republican vice presidential candidate, the difference between his platform and Romney’s is expected to be targeted by Biden during the debate.


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