GOP strategist: Biden going to debate with 'bayonet in his teeth'

Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWhat to watch for on Day 3 of the Dem convention The Trail 2016: One large crack in the glass ceiling Biden should have been the clear choice for vice president 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 RyanHave Republicans hit rock bottom on voting rights yet? Biden should have been the clear choice for vice president Trump, Clinton intelligence briefings likely to start next week MORE (R-Wis.) with the Obama campaign looking to make up ground and in "attack mode."

"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."

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