Ryan is a thoughtful polite intellectually engaged and willing to discuss the reality of America's problems. Biden is a namecalling, arrogant, thug, that wants to relive the 30''s but will promise "free stuff for everybody.....GUARENTEED BY THE US GOVERNMENT!!!" So who voted Chavez back into offiice? Who voted Argentina's Kirchner and Daniel Ortega and Socialist Hollande etc etc.
Republicans need a message that will resonate with the American idiots as much as with the American citizens. You cannot combat "FREE STUFF FOR EVERYONE" with intellectual and economic arguments.