How Joe Biden and Paul Ryan stack up against each other as candidates.
In their own words BIDEN: “I know I’m sometimes criticized for saying exactly what I mean,” Biden told supporters in Virginia on Aug. 15. “It’s not going to change.” Buy Photo
RYAN: “Do you want the president’s path of a government-centered society, a path to debt and decline? Or do you want to get back to the American idea, the opportunity society with a strong safety net that is wired to getting people back to work, on to lives of self-sufficiency? AP (left), Tanya Jones/Getty Images (right)