Best VP Debate Moments - PICTURES

Oct. 9, 2012, 8:02 a.m.

Vice pres­id­en­tial de­bates have brought us mem­or­able char­ac­ters (Joe Six-Pack), bit­ing put-downs (“Sen­at­or, you are no Jack Kennedy“), and satire-worthy speeches (“Who am I? Why am I here?”). 

On Thursday night, Vice Pres­id­ent Joe Biden and Re­pub­lic­an vice pres­id­en­tial nom­in­ee Paul Ry­an will face off in the new­est it­er­a­tion of the VP de­bates. Will Biden’s bom­bast­ic goofi­ness pro­duce a mem­or­able gaffe? Will Ry­an’s pro­cliv­ity for white lies lead to a good joke? Will the gen­er­a­tion­al gap between the can­did­ates cre­ate some witty re­partee?

Un­til we find out on Thursday, check out out some of the best VP de­bate mo­ments from the past few dec­ades.