Joe Biden v. Paul Ryan When Biden gets near a live microphone, literally anything could happen (including overuse of the word "literally"). Ryan has his own problems, ranging from balancing his own conservative budget plans in Congress with Romney's suddenly shifting position on taxes to fudging his marathon times (less serious, but somewhat similar to Biden's plagiarism problem years ago). None the less, both come across very well in public. Who knows what will happen? Better break out the warning signs!