GOP surrogates lower expectations ahead of VP debate

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (
Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (
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On msnbc Monday, both Republican National Committee Chair Reince Preibus and Romney senior adviser Dan Senor set higher expectations for Vice President Joe Biden’s upcoming Thursday night debate performance.

“The truth is that Biden is a fantastic debater…Have you ever seen Joe Biden lose a debate?” Senor said on Morning Joe Monday.

“I think he’s a pretty good debater,” added Reince Preibus on Jansing & Co. “He’s been doing it for a long time. He’s relatable, quick on his feet and likable. It’s silly of us to discount Joe Biden for making gaffes of late. I think he will come out and try to make up ground for Obama.”

Vice presidential debates usually get less attention than presidential debates, but given President Obama’s lackluster performance last week, Rep. Ryan will seek to build on Romney’s momentum, while VP Biden is tasked with a more aggressive prosecution of the Republican ticket


GOP surrogates lower expectations ahead of VP debate

Updated