Biden speech leads campaign fight for Obama
March 15th, 2012
01:48 PM ET

Biden speech leads campaign fight for Obama

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday harshly attacked the economic policies of Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, calling them a threat to the American middle class.

"If you give any one of these guys the keys to the White House, they will bankrupt the middle class once again," Biden told autoworkers in Ohio, a key battleground state for Obama's re-election bid in November.

The speech by Biden at a United Auto Workers hall in Toledo was the first of four planned in coming weeks as Obama's top campaign surrogate, and he went after the Republican candidates by name - something the president has not done.

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  1. beau

    Now this is the team i voted for, standing up for the middle class!!!!!!!!

    March 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  2. bryan

    Yeah, Bite-on... Like you and Obamas policies are working for us middle class! Watch out! You have less than a year and then, YOU'RE FIRED!

    March 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  3. jerry

    oh...Biden save your breath...Barry is on his last legs..he had to beg the UK Priminister to come over for damage control over the remarks last week about the UK wanting to pull their troops out of Afghanistan...the PM is a member of the UK conservative party (center right) and obama US democratic party (far far left)...The PM (Cameron) cant stand obama or his politics...must have loved the basketball game and the stupid dog and poney shows he had to endure....a despirate act from a despirate president. And Iran...well obama missed that one back in 2009...the Iranian Green revolution...he dropped the ball and now we have a real mess and it will help to end the obama presidency...rightfully so....that is unless the voters like $5 gas, inflation, and more job loss this summer.

    March 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • Gavin

      Joe Biden giving speeches on the campaign trail is the best thing that can happen for the Republicans. Joe "put your foot in your mouth" Biden is a loose cannon and it is just a matter of time before he says something that will energize the Republican party. Joe has a real penchant for saying some ridiculous things and it is just a matter of time before he makes a fool of himself. Axelrod is taking a big gamble letting Joe Biden speak for the Obama campaign especially when Biden has made so many political gaffes in the past.

      March 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • The REAL Truth

      @jerry – you gotta love the poutrage.. it's the same old right-wing speel. Let me put this as delicately as I can... #1 – the President (be that Obama or Bush) has NO CONTROL over gas prices. Dropped what Iranian ball? Oh, the one that landed on your brain? Sure. What job loss? Inflation is controlled (via money supply) by the FED, not the POTUS.
      Why is it that folks like you can't simply produce some FACTS behind your absolute disgust with the current occupant – that come from some REAL news source other than the Faux channel ?? It's the same-o, same-o regurgitation. That really sad part is that you folks actually BELIEVE it... It's pathetic.

      Biden doesn't really need to campaign for Obama, as I'm pretty sure that the GOP Clown cart doesn't have a chance in Nov.

      March 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
      • jerry

        I don't watch Fox... and the facts are all around you. Fact is obama has done nothing that insures we have affordable gas prices...quite the opposite and when he campaigned he did say he favored high oil prices...facts are facts and nut case left wingers like you just can't stand them...never could.

        March 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
      • The REAL Truth

        LOL jerry.. first, I'm NOT a left winger, and definitely NOT a nut case. I'm a MENSA member and HIGHLY intelligent and VERY well paid for what I do. I'm an independent who votes for the best candidate. I've voted for GOP and Dem candidates.

        Obama has no responsibility to ensure that your gas price is set at a certain level or availability. That the domain of the OilCo's – who love $40+ BILLION annual profit. Fattens their campaign coffers. FWIW – There are more rigs in the Gulf now (44) than there were when the oil spill occurred (25). There is no shortage of oil or gas. Price is being speculated by those who are ripping off the consumer. Heck, even Exxon admits that 40% of the price of oil is SPECULATION. How is a President supposed to control that. He can't even introduce legislation to regulate ICE (not allowed) and if it WAS introduced by some other means, it would be shot down by the do nothing GOP, even if it was to their benefit. They (and you) just want him gone. OK. Fine with that, but its going to take more than the Clowns being offered as alternatives.

        March 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
      • Name*Liz Carter

        Thank you to The REAL Truth...for the real truth! The MENSA MEMBER of the highly intelligent in the nation. I'm an admirer of great intellect and so do appreciate you on this blog. Ther are a few others I so appreciate like Jean2009, Norma, and ThinkAgain just to name three...I learn a lot from you...but maybe that's because I'm always trying to remain 'teachable'. Some of our posters can't be told a thing!! They will argue with GOD against President Obama! That's a strange, but dangerous mindset to carry!

        March 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
    • NoKidding

      Obama dropped the Iran ball? LOL, how about GW Bush dropping the ball by invading Iraq and having no control over the Iraq/Iran border, allowing the Iranians to infiltrate Iraq? We now have a Iran-friendly government installed in Iraq, yes, the country GW Bush invaded, occupied and spend trillions of our tax dollars on for no reason, while our country's economy was brought down on its knees and our military stretched to the limits.
      Why don't you just watch Faux News and get your fix of Obama bashing? They would tell you how wonderful it would be to bring back the Repubs!

      March 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  4. Boot

    Sorry Jerry Obama in a landslide against any one of the four stooges.

    March 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  5. judy

    can't imagin why people that would have voted for that goof ball palin for vp can find anything wrong to say about Joe Biden. More experience than she ever had. Obama Biden 2012

    March 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  6. Sponge-Bob

    Obama already owns the UAW, Joe is preaching to the choir.

    March 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
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