Jack Kennedy at the debate

October 11, 2012

Biden said, "Oh, so now you're Jack Kennedy" to Ryan. Ryan laughed off Biden's remark.

It's a historical reference to the famous "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" remark from the 1988 vice presidential debate between Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle. Watch it below:

Krissah Thompson began writing for The Washington Post in 2001. She has been a business reporter, covered presidential campaigns and written about civil rights and race. More recently, she has covered the first lady's office, politics and culture.
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