Biden & Ryan: Battle of the Number Twos

Joe Biden & Paul Ryan (AP)

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are playing growing roles in the race for the White House.

The Democratic vice president and Republican Wisconsin congressman have been crisscrossing the country this week to help their No. 1s.

This is the first week both presidential candidates have running mates. Mitt Romney formally tapped Ryan on Saturday.

Biden is seen as more effective than President Barack Obama at courting white working-class voters. Ryan is a favorite of the Republican Party’s conservative base, a group that long has been skeptical of Romney.

But they sometimes create headaches. Biden this week told a Virginia crowd that included hundreds of black people that Romney’s plans for Wall Street would put them “back in chains.”

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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2 Responses to "Biden & Ryan: Battle of the Number Twos"

  1. Willie Buck Merle  August 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Gee, which one of these was the one who served 10 years in congress but only got 2 bills passed?

  2. therealraven  August 20, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I consider them both #2′s….same with their “bosses.”

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