There can be little doubt that tonight’s debate will be a make or break event. If Ryan is, like Romney, the clear winner; especially if he uses the same simple message and honest delivery, then the entire Democrat ticket will be discredited and their cause set back even more than after Obama’s humiliation. If, however, Biden comes out on top, then there will be a lot to explain. How, for example, did the gaffetastic Mr. Biden manage to stay on message and articulate his points to gain an advantage over his opponent when Obama, billed as the master orator and the smartest guy in the room, failed so badly. In the first case, the entire democrat ticket is damaged; in the second, only Obama.
Does it really matter either way?