Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan, sat down for
their one and only debate Thursday evening. Some in the Obama campaign,
hoping a strong performance by the vice president, would help slow
momentum that seems to be building behind the Romney-Ryan ticket,
following Mitt Romney's performance in the first of three presidential
debates last week.
Thursday night, the candidates started off talking about
the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. The two sides debated on the
security in that region. The candidates also touched on the economy.
When the topic of defense spending came up, Vice President Biden
mentioned the M1A2, tanks made here in Lima at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center. He says the military doesn't need the tanks
anymore. Congressman Ryan opposes big cuts to the military. He says the
cuts proposed by Obama and Biden will make the country weaker and more
The next presidential debate will be on Tuesday, October
16th, at Hofstra University in New York. The presidential candidates
will focus on foreign policy in the town hall style event.