Vice President Joe Biden seemed to retool his stump speech after a remark earlier in the day sparked strong criticism from Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
Campaigning in North Carolina on Tuesday, Biden, while accusing Republicans of wanting to raise taxes on the middle class, said that the middle class had been “buried” over the last four years.
At another campaign stop at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Biden modified his speech and instead said the middle class had been “buried” under policies Romney and Ryan had been pushing.
“The middle class was buried by the policies that Romney and Ryan supported,” Biden said in the second North Carolina speech.
Oh, OK, thanks for clearing that up. So Romney and Ryan, who’ve yet to serve a day as president and vice president, are responsible for four years of misery. Got that? Ryan, meanwhile, wasted little time pummeling the confused Biden.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan at a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa, teed off on Vice President Biden’s comment Tuesday that the middle class had been “buried” over the past four years.
Ryan said Republicans “agree” that the middle class had been “buried” by the struggling economy.
“That means we need to stop digging by electing Mitt Romney the next president of the United States. Of course the middle class is being buried … they’re being buried by the Obama administration’s economic failures,” Ryan said.
“I got to tell you, help is on the way, we can turn this around,” Ryan added.
That VP debate should be fun. Meanwhile, more fun and video via Ed Driscoll.