Vice-Presidential Debate Time Tonight: Live Stream, Where to Watch Online - 2012 Schedule (9PM ET)

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By Jim Gardner , Christian Post Contributor
October 11, 2012|1:44 pm
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    Vice President Joe Biden (R) speaking in Charlotte, North Carolina September 6, 2012, and Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan, speaking in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012, are shown in this combination photo.

The Vice-Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan takes place Thursday night. The debate is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET and can be watched on various TV networks, or alternatively the debate can be watched online through live stream right here on The Christian Post via the video player below.

The debate follows last week's first Presidential Debate where Republican candidate Mitt Romney surprised many with his performance and was widely heralded as the winner. President Obama was rebuked for looking awkward, not engaging with his opponent and allowing Romney to be far too easily on the front foot.

Vice-President Joe Biden is sure to come out in a much more aggressive manner tonight, and will look to push his Republican rivals back on the defensive.

Biden has extensive debating experience and he will not be fazed by the big stage. Ryan lacks the similar experience as Biden but he has also been praised for his public speaking in the past, and he will not easily make way for Biden to command the stage.

The debate will be moderated by ABC News' Martha Raddatz. It will be the first time that she has been in the moderator's seat, and will be the third time a woman has taken the role as moderator of a vice presidential debate.

The format of the debate will be different to that seen at last week's first Presidential Debate. This one will cover foreign policy and domestic policy in nine 10-minute segments.

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The candidates will be given two minutes to respond to the moderator's leading question, before they are given the floor to continue the discussion more openly. It will be up to Raddatz to ensure that the candidates are afforded roughly equal time in the follow up debates.

The official Twitter hashtag for the debate has also been announced, and will be #debates.

Each party has also formulated a special page dedicated to tonight's eagerly anticipated debate. The Mitt Romney debate page can be found by clicking here, where as the Barack Obama page can be found by clicking here.

The debate kicks off at 9 p.m. ET and can be watched through the various televised outlets or alternatively can be watched online through live streaming right here on The Christian Post via the video player below. Coverage will begin at 9 p.m. ET.

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