Nine Things to Know About the Vice Presidential Debate

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Talk Up Your No. 1 Man

In the end, however, both candidates are expected to keep the focus off themselves and on the credentials of their presidential running mates. Democrats are counting on Biden to make up lost ground after President Obama's lackluster performance in the first presidential debate last week. (Photo: Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images)