(KCEN) -- We're less than a month away from Election Day.
And this week, it's the vice presidential candidates' turn to duke it out over the issues.
Political analysts say each candidate has different strengths.
For Ryan, it's his ability to speak in detail about policy issues.
For Biden, it's his ease in talking about how national policies affect ordinary people.
Democratic strategist Donna Brazile says the first rule here is to do no harm and try not to break any new ground.
Republican Strategist Margaret Hoover says, "You need to be able to see that each vice presidential candidate has hit the standard of readiness. That they will be ready in an emergency, in a national crisis to step into the oval office and to take the reins of the presidency. But beyond that, in terms of the actual debate itself, unless there is a star killing or star catching moment, it rarely changes the course of the debate."
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are scheduled to face off Thursday in Danville, Kentucky.
That will air here on NBC at 8:00 PM.