The vice president gave an impassioned, 36-minute speech this afternoon to about 150 people crowded into the basement of the Kansas City home of Charles and Patty Garney.
Charles Garney was the driving force behind the development of the upscale Briarcliff retail and office district.
The “basement” afforded luncheon diners an expansive view of Kansas City’s downtown skyline. Diners, who paid a minimum of $2,500 to support the re-election of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill were served their choice of fish, beef or vegetarian.
The McCaskill campaign declined to release a figure for how much was raised.
Biden described McCaskill as the “toughest, most principled person in the United States Senate.”
“I’m a strong, strong ally of hers,” Biden said.
“She knows who she is and what she believes in, and she’s willing to take risks to fight for what she believes in.”
Biden’s voice rose as he described the Republican Party, which is a different GOP than the one he knew as a young Delaware senator in the 1970s.
“It’s not your father’s Republican Party,” he said. “It’s a different Republican Party than the one I grew up in.”
In another amazing twist, Biden tells us Republicans have no idea what it’s like to be unemployed. Somehow, apparently, the disastrous Obama Depression has afflicted on Democrats. Which should give them no reason to vote for four more years of this mess.
Biden only mentioned Mitt Romney a couple of times. He said Romney, like other Republicans, are decent people who simply don’t understand what it’s like to be unemployed or hold a job that doesn’t match one’s qualifications.