Friday, October 12, 2012
Vice President candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan squared off in the VP debate on Thursday, Oct. 11, a week after presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had their first debate. Here's how Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats reacted.
Massachusetts Democrats were more enthusiastic about Joe Biden's vice presidential debate performance than Bay State Republicans were about Paul Ryan's performance: that's the major finding of the Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to local politicos immediately after the debate ended on Thursday night. Biden and Ryan faced off on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, with ABC News' Martha Raddatz moderating the debate that covered both domestic and foreign policy. Of the 14 local influential Democrats who took the survey, 12 of them (85.7 percent) voted that Biden won by a large margin, with one voting that the current vice president won by a slim margin and one voting "neutral." Meanwhile, of the 25 …
The sole vice-presidential debate is done; did either candidate change your mind?
With ABC'-TVs Martha Raddatz moderating, Vice-President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan tackled issues and each other's positions in a brisk debate Thursday night. As the three of them sat around a table, issues touched on ranged from the deficit and taxes to the war in Afghanistan and abortion. On Friday, we'll hear from Republican and Democratic leaders and activists in Massachusetts about what they think about the debate. But first, now, we want to hear from you. What did you think?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Get the details on the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan airing Thursday night, October 11.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates: The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Five Things You Need to Know Today: Will "Joe from Stoughton" Play a Role in Presidential Election?; High School Fall Sports Preseason Starts This Week; Student Tours of Stoughton High; and more...
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Will "Joe from Stoughton" Play a Role in Presidential Election? The 2008 presidential election had "Joe the Plumber." The 2012 race might have "Joe from Stoughton." A man who identified himself as "Joe from Stoughton" called into the Nightside with Dan Rea show on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 back in October of 2010, asking the guest, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, about the $787 billion stimulus package. Ryan was (and still is) a vocal critic of the stimulus package. “I assume you voted against the stimulus and I’m just curious if you accepted any money in your district,” Joe from Stoughton asked Congressman Ryan, who is …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Patch asked political influencers state-wide to react to the news Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney's running mate.
An overwhelming majority of influential Republicans from Massachusetts say Mitt Romney's choice of running mate, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, will galvanize the state's GOP: that’s the finding of a Red Commonwealth Snap Poll survey of influential conservatives sent out after Saturday's announcement. When Patch asked Massachusetts Republicans if Paul Ryan as vice president would help undecided voters in the state, the answers were split down the middle with half saying they strongly agree and the other half saying they strongly disagree. "He is incredibly smart and can convey concepts in easy-to-understand language," one respondent said was an advantage to having Ryan on the Romney ticket. Others noted Ryan's youth, ability to …
Patch asked political influencers to react to the news Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney's running mate.
Massachusetts Democrats believe that with Rep. Paul Ryan on the Romney ticket, they can win by running against Ryan's existing budget plans, particularly his proposal for Medicare. In a Blue Commonwealth Snap Poll survey sent out shortly after Romney announced Paul Ryan will be his running mate, Massachusetts Democrats reacted to the decision. "[The decision] defines Romney as a conservative who aligns himself with the tea party," one respondent said. "The Ryan Budget is regarded as "extreme" by its detractors. The Ryan Budget is controversial and Obama-Biden have to keep playing that card in a fitting manner," another political influencer answered. When asked if Romney's choice would help the Obama-Biden ticket win over Massachusetts …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan his vice presidential choice.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Party nominee for president in 2012, has chosen Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. His campaign announced the pick Saturday morning, dubbing the them "America's Comeback Team." The two made their first appearance on the USS Wisconsin, a retired World War II battleship, in Norfolk, Virginia Saturday morning. Romney's campaign also released a biography of Ryan. Here are some of the facts: What do you think of Romney's choice of Paul Ryan for vice president? Let us know in the comment's section.