On Tuesday, while stumping for the Obama administration, Biden declared to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters, “We need you to go out there and make sure, ladies and gentlemen, that with you — and I mean this — with you, we can win North Carolina again!”
Biden was speaking in Danville, Virginia.
He also told the largely African American gathering that Mitt Romney was “gonna put ya’ll back in chains!”
“The comments of this nature sink the White House just a little lower,” Mitt Romney commented after learning of the remarks.
“The bottom line is that we have no problem with those comments… and the context of them,” stated Obama campaign spokesperson Stephanie Cutter, noting that Biden was referring to Wall Street and not slavery.
The following day, Biden stated at Virginia Tech, “[C]ongressional Republicans…have already passed in the Republican House what Governor Ryan is promising to give the whole nation.”
However, Ryan serves in the House of Representatives and has never been a governor of any state.
“Folks, where is it written that we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles?” he asked at the same event.
We are in the 21st century.
Time Magazine has compiled a list of what it calls the “top ten” Biden gaffes, including an instance in 2008, where Biden declares at a campaign rally regarding Missouri state senator Chuck Graham, “I’m told Chuck Graham, state senator, is here. Stand up Chuck, let ’em see you.”
Graham is confined to a wheelchair.
Biden and Obama, as well as Romney and Ryan, are campaigning heavily across the nation this week.