There are several reasons why Biden should do well and won’t fall on his face like his boss did in the first debate? First of all, the elevation is only 980 feet. Anyone who has been to Denver or watches MSNBC knows how difficult it is to talk at that altitude.
Secondly, not being able to use a teleprompter has never hampered Biden from making the very memorable statements that are his hallmark. Furthermore, he didn’t have John Kerry to let him down and Jim Lehrer will not moderate the debate. Finally, Paul Ryan is expected to be Paul Ryan, quite different than Romney who wasn’t himself in the debate. In other words, none of the factors that were stacked against Obama will affect the Vice President. Well there may be one. The moderator may still be sitting lower than the candidates making it difficult for Obama not to face his opponent when speaking.
Tonight’s debate will be the most watched Vice Presidential debate in history. Biden will surely make every effort to put one of his best feet forward because it is his opportunity to establish bona fides for a run for President should Obama decide to step down in 2016. Mathematics are boring, Biden is entertaining. For all these reasons, if I were asked to predict the winner, I would say the answer to that is a no-brainer.