Experts Weigh In On Strategy Ahead Of VP Debate

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaks in Wilmington, N.C in September 2016. The morning after Kaine was named the Democratic vice presidential nominee, his first stop wasn’t a rally or a swing state meet-and-greet. It was a church in Richmond, Virginia, where he and his wife have worshipped for 30 years. He prayed, sang a solo and briefly avoided talk of politics. Chuck Burton / Associated Press
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaks in Wilmington, N.C in September 2016. The morning after Kaine was named the Democratic vice presidential nominee, his first stop wasn’t a rally or a swing state meet-and-greet. It was a church in Richmond, Virginia, where he and his wife have worshipped for 30 years. He prayed, sang a solo and briefly avoided talk of politics. Chuck Burton / Associated Press

Experts Weigh In On Strategy Ahead Of VP Debate

Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence take the stage Tuesday night to sell their candidates, and themselves, during the only Vice Presidential debate. WBEZ and Chicago History Museum will host a watch party for the debate, including a conversation with Joel Goldstein, author of The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden.

For last week’s first presidential debate watch event, our panel tackled debate strategy, debate prep, and the role of the moderator. We hear excerpts from that conversation to gear up for the VP debate.

Kitty Kurth is a long-time Democratic strategist, Chip Englander has been doing that work for Republicans and Jason DeSanto teaches at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law. Journalist Laura Washington served as moderator. This is an excerpt of that event.