Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenTop Oversight and Foreign Affairs Dems ask Black Cube for answers on alleged Iran deal op Biden, Corker honored with Freedom House human rights awards What's wrong with the Democratic Party? Just look at California MORE will be going into Thursday's debate with "a bayonet in his teeth," according to GOP strategist Mike Murphy.

Following Mitt Romney's strong debate performance Wednesday, Murphy contended on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Biden will head into his face-off against Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRepublicans are strongly positioned to win Congress in November Don't let them fool you — Republicans love regulation, too Senate harassment bill runs into opposition from House MORE (R-Wis.) with the Obama campaign looking to make up ground and in "attack mode."

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"They're going to be pouring Jolt Cola down his throat. He'll have a bayonet in his teeth," he said, before warning that it could present a "high wire act" for the gaffe-prone Biden.

GOP contender Mitt Romney delivered a well-received performance in Wednesday’s debate, with polls showing most viewers believed he beat the president. Many liberal supporters of Obama also expressed disappointment with the president’s showing.

On Sunday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, also warned Republicans that he expected Biden to perform well on Thursday to help the Democratic ticket regain momentum.

Priebus said that while the gaffe-prone Biden has "of late put his foot in his mouth in very public ways, he was still a "gifted orator." Priebus said Biden is "very good at rhetoric, is very relatable."