There’s obviously tremendous pressure on Joe Biden to perform well in his debate with Paul Ryan on Thursday. But there are limits to what Biden can accomplish because there are two concerns from last week’s debate.
Biden can “stop the bleeding” by pointing out the Romney/Ryan lies and making a clear contrast between Dem and GOP policy positions. He can and must make a strong policy case for his side as being on the side of all those who aren’t already rich.
But policy is only one problem — the other is personality, and only Obama can fix that, Biden can’t do it for him. Obama didn’t look or sound presidential last Wednesday. He didn’t inspire confidence, he inspired incredulity.
Biden is the #2 guy. Only the #1 guy can convince us that he wants and deserves to remain the most powerful person in the world.
Biden can’t fix it, he can only keep it from getting worse and set up Obama to make it right on the 16th.