In a month of weekly presidential debates, Thursday evening brings two fresh faces to the mix, as Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan and incumbent Vice President Joe Biden go head to head.
But lurking behind these two men is the memory of last week's first presidential debate. Writer J.C. Aevaliotis argues that evening revealed the true difference between Gov. Romney and President Obama, and that it comes down to what they think America looks like. "100% of America, Republicans are saying. Mitt Romney’s electoral fate, and maybe the GOP’s future, depend on how well they understand what that means," said Aevaliotis. Read an excerpt below or listen above:
...On the eve of the first presidential debate of the election season, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson spent a full day hyping an exclusive video they described as “explosive,” promising that the newly unearthed video of Obama speaking about race would change the dynamics of the election. The video, a 5-year-old public speech at a university in Virginia, was greeted with a collective “meh.”