Joe Biden Vs. Paul Ryan on Music

The Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan is Thursday night, and PEOPLE got the jump on things by asking Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin to go toe-to-toe on … tunes.

And they proved about as far apart on music as they are on, well, Medicare.

Favorite song on the campaign trail? Biden chose the soulful and sultry love song “You Are The Best Thing,” by Ray LaMontagne, while Ryan went with AC/DC’s hard-rocking “It’s a Long Way to the Top.”

President Obama: No Apologies, No Scolding for Joe Biden's Remark

Vice President Joe Biden may have sparked the latest war of words in the presidential campaign, but he’ll get no talking-to from the boss on this one. Just a small sigh – and a vote of confidence.

PEOPLE sat down with President Obama one day after Biden’s remark to voters in Virginia on Tuesday – that GOP running mates Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan are “going to put y’all back in chains” – and asked the President if he’d spoken to Biden about the controversial comment.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan – and their Wives! – Open Up to PEOPLE

However tough and tight the race against President Obama gets this fall, Janna Ryan predicts that her husband Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney can count on one thing: fun.

PEOPLE was first to sit down with the freshly minted Republican presidential ticket and their wives on Sunday morning, 24 hours after Romney announced the 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman as his pick for a running mate.

The two candidates, Mrs. Ryan and Romney’s wife, Ann, laughed easily aboard their campaign bus between stops in North Carolina.

Paul Ryan: Five Things to Know About Mitt Romney's V.P. Choice

America’s first catfish-wrestling vice president?

After Mitt Romney’s announcement Saturday that Rep. Paul Ryan will be his running mate, the spotlight intensified on the 42-year-old GOP congressman from Janesville, Wis., a policy wonk with a passion for fiscal conservatism and, yes, wrangling catfish.

Here’s what you need to know about Romney’s pick: