Paul Ryan eats breakfast the morning after the debate.  (Photo courtesy Juana Summers, Politico)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — At a breakfast stop the morning after his face-off against Vice President Biden, GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters Friday morning that the debate went as he thought it would.

Asked by a reporter during the brief stop at Josie's Grab and Go whether he felt "knocked around" during the Centre College debate, Ryan replied, "No, it was what I expected."
Another reporter asked whether the Wisconsin congressman regretted that his office had sent two letters to the Obama administration requesting stimulus funding. Ryan, who was sitting down for breakfast with his family, brushed aside that query.

"We're going to get through it later," he said. "We're going to eat breakfast now."

Ryan, his wife and three young children arrived at the Lexington breakfast joint shortly after 10:15 a.m. Jenifer Murray, the owner of the restaurant, greeted Ryan outside, and patrons applauded and snapped photos with their cellphones as he entered.

The stop came shortly before Ryan was to take off from Kentucky for Ohio, where he headlines a joint rally with Mitt Romney later Friday.