Biden ready to return to campaign, come out swinging
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.
Biden 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.
Photo credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria (Joe Biden during vice presidential debate Oct. 2)