How The Candidates Are Preparing For The Vice Presidential Debate

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Vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine will face off in a debate Tuesday evening. Here’s how each candidate is prepping for the event:


Kaine attempting to connect with voters by downplaying his year spent helping poor villagers in Honduras

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Aides staging a series of practice debates so Pence can get everything he has to say about women out of his system

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Ninety solid minutes of high-intensity deflection before hitting the showers


Kaine advised to be neither shrill nor lackadaisical, to be respectful toward his opponent but not submissive, to smile, but not too much nor too widely—and no loud colors, or else no one will take you seriously

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Pence working out the logistics of defunding Planned Parenthood right as he begins opening statement

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Donald Trump undergoing prolonged meditation exercises in order to focus attention on one screen for over an hour

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Pence calming his nerves with half a dozen consecutive haircuts


Both candidates frequently reassured they only have to do this once

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