LOL! I was going to post, “I guess Clarabelle wasn’t available.” You beat me to it.
Ryan is definitely over prepping for what he’s actually going to face, but this is really directed at the press.
Ryan is hyper-intelligent and well-spoken and he’s facing an ignorant idiot who is so far beneath him that Ryan probably feels sorry for him.
Biden is dumb as a post and so is his boss, but the press is going to turn anything Ryan says against him. I think this is the thing that Ryan is trying to ready himself for. If Ryan destroys Biden - which he could do with both hands tied behind him - he’ll be portrayed as evil and mean to the elderly. But if he’s too polite, he’ll look weak.
It is well known that Americans are lovers of the underdog and haters of well-spoken achievers, especially those (like Ryan) from a modest background. Thus the popularity of Biden, who has been a useless political hack for most of his political life and now appears to be suffering early dementia.
I thought Bambi and Hillary were going to dump Biden but now I think they’re counting on the stupidity and elderly vote.