Some 28 million people watched last night's vice presidential debates, but much more important is next week's second Obama v Romney bout.
Independent polls following the debate showed that both men did well. With no overall winner both move on to campaign another day.
Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan gave us the debate we should have enjoyed in Denver between the two main candidates.
– Paul Ryan
I am immensely proud of the campaign we ran, and I remain grateful to Governor Romney for the honour of being his running mate.
I look forward to spending some time with my family in the coming days and then continuing my responsibilities as chairman of the House Budget Committee and representative of Wisconsin's First Congressional District.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has withdrawn his support for a Republican State Assembly member from Wisconsin who made controversial comments about rape.
Roger Rivard told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal that when he was young his father warned him about pre-marital sex, telling him that "some girls rape easy".
In August Republican Senate hopeful Todd Akin refused to withdraw his candidacy after suggesting that he didn't support abortions for rape victims because "if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
The video, which is under three minutes long, looks at the key issues of Libya, Iran, unemployment, taxes and abortion covered in the debate.
You could almost be equally entertained with the volume off. Facial expressions & body language are fascinating.
Vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan clashed over the US economy and taxes during their debate.
Mr Biden took the opportunity to address Mitt Romney's recent controversial comments that the 47% of Americans who pay no federal income tax should take responsibility for themselves.
Mr Ryan strongly defended Mr Romney's record and said:
"He is a good man, he cares about 100% of American's in this country and with respect to that quote I think the Vice President very well knows that sometimes the right words don't come out of your mouth the right way.
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan's vice-presidential debate, some US broadcasters have revealed their head-to-head snap poll results.
- CBS News: Biden: 50%, Ryan: 31%, Tie: 19%.
- CNBC News: Paul Ryan: 56%, Joe Biden: 36%, Neither: 8%.
- CNN: Ryan 48%, Biden 44%.