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 …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Get the details on the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan airing Thursday night.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The first 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 …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Patch asked their 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, Democrats 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 Saturday, 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 …
Patch asked their 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 Paul Ryan, will galvanize the state GOP: that’s the finding of a Red Commonwealth Snap Poll survey of influential conservatives sent out after Saturday morning's announcement. When Patch asked Massachusetts Republicans if Paul Ryan as vice president would help undecided Massachusetts voters, 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 articulate himself and …