Watch the Vice Presidential Debate Live Stream
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will meet one another in Danville, Ky., Thursday at 9 p.m. ET for the first and only vice presidential debate of the 2012 election. Mashable readers will be able to watch the entire debate right here: We’ll have an embedded stream of the action along with a live blog including a panel of policy experts, socially savvy meme-hunters and Mashable staff.
We’ll bring you the best of both worlds: top-notch commentary and analysis along with the best viral content that’s popping up during the debate. We’re happy to have reader comments as well, but we’re pre-moderating them, so please be patient if they don’t appear automatically.
Our panelists include: William A. Galston, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Mitchell L. Moss, Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at New York University; Stephen Schlesinger, Fellow at the Century Foundation; Matt Norquist, Executive Vice President at Edelman Berland; Margarita Noriega, Digital Trends Strategist.
Social media is having an indisputable impact on the 2012 election: Mitt Romney’s campaign took a hit when a YouTube video of his comments at a private fundraiser went viral; Barack Obama’s lackluster performance at the first debate was the subject of much mockery online.
While vice presidential debates are ordinarily forgettable and don’t have much impact on the election, the intensity of Thursday night’s two participants could set the stage for a explosive night of political action: Will Paul Ryan say something outrageous about P90X? What about the gaffe-prone, naturally off-the-cuff Joe Biden? Will Big Bird get a second shot at the political spotlight?
Will such a potentially viral moment happen again Thursday evening? If it does, you’ll be able to catch it here on Mashable, along with rest of the inevitable memes, GIFs and the best of the social web in real time. Our live blog will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET, just before the debate itself.
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