Paul Ryan is expected to do well in the VP debate, essentially the reverse of what was expected for the presidential debate where Obama was favored going in.
The expectations are high, I think too high:
Ryan does, however, have a lot of non-debate debating experience dealing with all the Democratic talking points
And no one is better positioned to take on Obamacare:
Biden is an emotional flame thrower, and the trick will be for Ryan to rebut Biden with facts and talk directly to the American people.
I don’t expect many “gaffes” from Biden. He was fairly controlled in the 2008 debate (full 2008 VP debate is here)
Biden also has debate experience from his prior run for president in 2008, and he was good at relating to people:
I think there is a possibility Ryan could clean Biden’s clock, but don’t make that the expectation.