Biden ready to return to campaign, come out swinging

October 7, 2008

WILMINGTON, Del. – Expect Joe Biden to come out swinging Wednesday when the Democratic vice presidential nominee resumes his campaign after a five-day break to attend family matters.
 
rtx95to.jpgBiden goes to Florida where he’s ready again to hit Republican presidential nominee John McCain on the top issue among voters, the ailing economy.
 
He’s also expected to rip into McCain for increased attacks in recent days on Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
 
With a month to go before Election Day, candidates normally accelerate their campaign schedules. But with his son heading off to the Iraq war and mother-in-law dying after a long illness, Biden grounded his campaign to be at home with family.
 
He’s been in Delaware since the morning after his debate last Thursday in St. Louis with Republican rival Sarah Palin.
 
Both Biden and Palin gave what were widely seen as strong performances.
 
Biden told Newsweek magazine the next day — in an interview at a coffee shop near his home in Wilmington — that he was happy with the debate, that he liked Palin but that doesn’t believe their showdown will have much impact.
 
“The real issue is John and Barack,” Biden said.
 
Biden planned to watch Tuesday night’s Obama-McCain debate at home with family, an aide said.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria (Joe Biden during vice presidential debate Oct. 2)

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Why are people stupid enough to vote for McCain on the basis of Palin? She is just another right wing extremist who makes vicious, sociopathic hate mongers like Hannity, Coulter & Limbaugh look downright liberal. Her views are way to the right of Atila the Hun and her Assembly of God Church seems to have no problems with the gross lies and half truths that Palin preaches when she speaks to crowds. She is not someone of substance and she has no problem compromising her so called Christian principles for the cause of helping her GOP masters to gain political power. This is the kind of person who conveniently mixes their religious views with their political views and the end result is never decision making that is based on sound personal judgement. Sound personal judgement and a moral compass is a serious deficit with both McCain and Palin.

Posted by 6 Pak Joe | Report as abusive

TONIGHT ALI vs. Frazier

Im Bundini saying to BARACK….”Rumble young MAN RUMBLE”……

Though the POLLS say otherwise…Barack is the UNDERDOG…..

SO he has to 20x sharper than {John using a McCain Frazier}

OLD MEN Never Lose their Strength only their SPEED and ENDURANCE. and McCain is throwing HAYMAKERS.

Stay LIGHT on your feet OBAMA…BOB and Weave and take shots when you can… Beat him on points and STYLE….. Let HIM tire himself then knock him out in the 11th ROUND….. Rumble young MAN Rumble

Posted by Twan | Report as abusive

Dear Mr. Biden,

I thought that you Aced the debate and i hope Americans see the stark contrast presented before them between yourself as VP and Palin…McCain and Obama. It is so very obvious.

I hope too that you would address the lies and hate and divisiveness that are being spread by Palin on the campaign trail. Someone needs to address her outright diatribe being spread.

Yours truly,

An onlooker.

Posted by Ria | Report as abusive

Governor Palin has the most experience on energy.

Drive a car much? GM sales are off by 60% last month and it is rippling through the economy. 10% less cars is 5% less jobs…so 60% less cars…well that is hurting us isn’t it.

We are running out of oil. That is why gas prices got over $100/barrel. Not Iran, but the fact that we are currently at a 43 year low for supplies in this country. And the investors can see we will be in less supply in the future years.

So, if we can’t get energy to fuel our cars, then we can’t (no pun) drive our economy forward. So, the main issue is energy. The economy will follow that…and so it has.

Palin has the most experience on energy.

Thank your lucky stars that she is on the scene so that it would at least be discussed.

Biden looked blank when she talked about energy. Talk about out of touch.

Good Luck John.

Posted by ItsTheEnergy | Report as abusive

I am so excited to be going to see Joe Biden tomorrow night. OBAMA 08

Liberal v. Conservative… Who is the idiot that needs any more explanation.

If spelling is wrong, a liberal will overlook my point, just to point that out…

Posted by Brian | Report as abusive

My sympathy to Jill Biden and her family.

Posted by Jillian | Report as abusive

6 pack joe,

Please recycle the 6 empty cans and step away from the computer, you will appreciate the fact that your recycling helped in the morning

Posted by Brian | Report as abusive