Editor’s note: The 2012 presidential race is John King’s seventh campaign. Scheduling conflicts prevented Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan from sitting down to an interview for this story.
Washington, DC (CNN) — For Paul Ryan, debating Joe Biden might feel like a bit of a demotion.
He has, after all, been at the center of the budget debate with President Barack Obama and the entire Democratic Party for several years now, including some memorable, direct exchanges with the president.
Recall, for example, their early 2010 faceoff when the president decided to attend the House Republican retreat in Baltimore.
When Ryan rose with a question, the president playfully acknowledged the congressman’s « crew » — his wife and children.
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