What a phony. CONGRESSMAN Ryan insisting on being called "Mister". Has he had another real job (except a nepotism gig in the family biz)?
Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan spoke by phone ahead of tonight's debate in a call that lasted about five minutes, according to Romney campaign spokesman Rick Gorka. Romney wished his running mate good luck.
Speaker Boehner, Senator Portman and Governor Huckabee were present. Romney, who is campaigning in North Carolina, passed the phone around so they could say hello and give Ryan their best wishes.
I went to Ryan's hometown of Janesville - explored his roots to help understand what makes him tick. Story on @CNNSitRoom soon. Tune in!
OK, Tweeps, if we can't call Congressman Ryan "Congressman," what should we call him? Keep it clean and classy, kids! #CallMeMister
Could Biden be big surprise? Public says underdog but 4 yrs ago, he was terrific beating Palin. As w/ Romney expectations help #cnndebate
tonight's debate: it's hard to debate your dad. older guy usually has authority advantage. #cnn2012 #cnndebate
So what are the contenders eating ahead of the big event? It's mostly healthy choices:
Biden, along with his family and friends, are grilling chicken tonight.. They'll also have spaghetti with marinara sauce and salad. That's according to pool reports.
Ryan will eat salmon and rice, campaign aides said. He had a tuna salad sandwich for lunch.
but will he fall off the high wire again? RT @PatrickRuffini: Only 2.5 hours until the last we will hear from Joe Biden the entire campaign.
"Have you ever known me rope-a-dope?" - Joe Biden making it clear he's going to come out slugging tonight...excellent! #PMTdebate
Get ready... only 15 minutes until CNN's special vp #debate coverage begins! #CNNDebate
Two hours until VP debate. Just enough time for Paul Ryan to get in a marathon. #LyinRyan
predictions? who carries the load? Ryans's 40lb wonk-filled debate prep suitcase or old worn experienced Biden bag? #cnn2012 #cnndebate
JASON WERTH!!!! #Natitude
CNN will again have only post debate poll reported live. Along with focus group showing simultaneous response. Join
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Wanna know what it was like inside Ryan debate prep? Tune into CNN soon. Ryan himself gave me the scoop in an exclusive intv #cnnelection
What will Joe Biden call Paul Ryan at tonight's debate? A campaign aide told CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta that the GOP vice presidential nominee expects to be called "Mr. Ryan," as opposed to "Congressman Ryan" and "Chairman Ryan."
Our reporters are all over the debate hall - follow along with their pictures and bits of information before and during the debate - right here in this live blog...
Breaking rumor: Team Obama has prepped Biden for tomorrow night's VP debate. #cnn2012