Presidential Debates 2012

Former Opponents Call Ryan an Able Debater

He'll be tested against Biden


To those who know best — his past debate foes — Paul Ryan is an agile debater, able to balance explaining the complex federal budget process while still looking like the youthful boy next door.

That's according to a review of the debates and forums he participated in as a Wisconsin House candidate since 1998, and interviews with his Democratic challengers who spoke to POLITICO about his debating skills.