Imagine Paul Ryan on stage at a Republican Presidential debate — with Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton responding to his every answer with fireworks, yelling, and sometimes even physical violence. It could happen, as Ukraine enters a crucial phase in its fight with Russian-backed rebels. Russia, in particular, has held Biden up as the one person who could give a firm, uncompromising stance on the Ukrainian conflict — and now Biden’s declared support for President Petro Poroshenko’s reforms could offer him just the kind of forum and national stage that Putin craves.
But what happens if Putin sees Biden standing up against him in public and watches him being pushed away? Or what if Putin sees Biden immediately wiping the spit off his chin like this version of “Newt: Emanuel” from “House of Cards”? We decided to get straight to the heart of the matter: how far Biden would go if he’s invited to defend Ukraine at a Republican debate or convention. The candidate most likely to compete, Marco Rubio, was not available for this round. But here’s how the pollster guessed it would go:
Sheriff Joe Biden:
Gov. Joe Biden:
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