Monday June 1, 2020

Biden gives beleaguered Obama a shot in the arm

The US vice-president's mauling of Paul Ryan was a welcome boost to his leader, who goes head to head with Mitt Romney again in two days' time, writes Niall Stanage.

13th October, 2012
Joe Biden and moderator Martha Raddatz look on as Paul Ryan speaks during last Thursday night's vice-presidential debate. Photo: Getty

Barack Obama is facing one of the most important nights of his political career on Tuesday, when he confronts Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the second of three presidential debates.

Romney made up considerable ground in the aftermath of the first debate on October 3, where Obama's performance was widely criticised as lethargic and timorous. The race, in which Obama had held a small but significant lead, is now effectively a dead heat. Several polls...

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