Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan met in Louisville, Kentucky Thursday night for the first and only Vice Presidential debate of the 2012 campaign.
Martha Raddatz moderated for CNN. She held a strong command of the debate and kept both parties on topic despite their starkly differing views.
Biden and Ryan differed on just about every issue presented Thursday night, including abortion, the Afghanistan War and the economy.
"The choice is clear: a stagnant economy that promotes more government dependency or a dynamic, growing economy that promotes opportunity and jobs," Ryan said. "Mitt Romney and I will not duck the tough issues, and we will not blame others for the next four years."
Biden focused in on Romney's 47% comment. The Vice president said, "He's talking about the people that have built this country. All they're looking for is an even shot."
Both parties held their own, and the debate was much closer than the first Presidential Debate. No clear winner emerged from Thursday's debate.