GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - The vice presidential nominees will square off in their one and only debate Thursday night.
"I think at the end of the day, we're going to see a fairly lively debate between the two," David Helpap, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at UWGB said.
Helpap believes both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan have learned from their running mates in last week's presidential debate, and should come out strong.
"Paul Ryan, because he is so much younger, he will appear, perhaps, more vibrant," explained Helpap. "And he is a challenger, as well, so I would expect him to take the same strategy that Mitt Romney took, especially since Mitt Romney, in most people's perspectives, came off looking very good following the debate in Denver. Joe Biden, learning from the previous debate, I would think would be very combative as well."
In a battle some pundits and deeming Young versus Experienced, Helpap expects to hear both men defend their party's stances on foreign policy, health care and our nation's debt.
"Because we do have a horse in this race, you would expect folks from Wisconsin to be paying particular attention to this," he added.
People like Brittney Belden.
"I think that a lot of young people should engage in what's going on, the politics," Belden said.
While most college students Local 5 spoke with admitted having no plans to tune in to the debate, she has a vested interest. Belden hails from the Janesville area, just like Paul Ryan.
"I want to see how, coming from such a small town, coming from a very corn field area, I want to see how he can tie that into the entire nation," added Belden.
As far as Wisconsin references during the debate, Helpap believes we could hear Ryan compare the badger state's budget constraints to those at the national level.