By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Close X

Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

VP debate: Folksy & cool vs. young & ambitious

NEED TO KNOW
  • HLN political analyst Jason Johnson says debate should be 'fascinating'
  • 'If something happened could this man... really take over the job?'

Political science professor and senior political editor for Politic365.com, Jason Johnson says tonight's debate should be "fascinating television."

Johnson compares Biden to a "folksy, cool guy in the suburbs in a t-shirt who's grilling up hot dogs for everybody."  And Ryan, he says, is the "young, smart guy who's been really ambitious." Johnson says, "People might not connect with [Ryan] as much, but they certainly respect what he has to say."

In the end, though, Johnson thinks this debate is really less about the issues and more about making people feel safe.  "This is the one time of the year," he says, "when we think, 'OK Look, if something happened can this man, and maybe some day this woman, really take over the job?' "

Vote: Who do you think will be declared the winner tomorrow?

Join the conversation...

HLNtv.com welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.
Speaker shares secret Boehner Brine turkey recipe
Politics | See all 647 items Speaker shares secret Boehner Brine turkey recipe

Advertisement