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GOP Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan gives the thumbs-up during a sound check at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 29, 2012 before the day's Republican National Convention (RNC) events. The RNC will culminate on August 30th with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the GOP presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the US presidential election.
Vice Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan face off in their first debate this Thursday night in Kentucky.
We've seen Biden on this stage before, but it will the first chance to see Ryan square off on national television.
For more on what to expect, we're joined by Wisconsin Public Radio reporter Chuck Quirmbach, who's followed Ryan during his fourteen-year Congressional career.