(WASHINGTON) — After President Obama’s self-described “bad night” at his first debate last week, the Obama campaign is banking on their No. 2, Vice President Joe Biden, to bring his “A” game to the vice presidential debate Thursday night.
“The vice president is pretty fired up and ready to go this evening,” Obama campaign press secretary Jen Psaki said.
“His No. 1 goal,” she told reporters on Air Force One Thursday, is to “lay out the choice for the American people.”
It is an “opportunity to speak directly about the differences between the candidates and tickets,” Psaki said. “We have great confidence in the vice president’s performance.”
Obama will watch the Biden debate against Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., from Air Force One on his way back from Miami, where Obama will hold a fundraiser.