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JOE BIDEN IS JUST A HOMETOWN GUY LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IS THIS WHY THE REPUBLICANS FEAR HIM?

BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/07/05 13:28:21
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Vice President Joe Biden turned a Fourth of July celebration into a campaign stop to stress his deep roots in Pennsylvania, which has become a battleground state in this presidential election campaign.


After signing autographs for youngsters at the Little League field where he once played baseball, Biden went downtown to regale hundreds watching in camp chairs and blankets on a warm, sticky Tuesday evening with childhood stories.

He called the blue-collar, northeastern city of Scranton the "grit, sinew and soul of what freedom is all about."

"This county, this city, has gone through some tough times. It's had its heyday. It's come back," Biden said. "So many sons of Scranton have been knocked down, but they've gotten back up, time and time again."

He didn't make a reference during his 10-minute speech to his boss, President Barack Obama, or presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The event itself wasn't organized by the campaign _ Biden crashed Scranton's annual holiday celebration on a park dedicated to military veterans in between the federal and Lackawanna County courthouses.

Regardless, Biden tried to score points with voters in familiar territory, in a state that once again is seen as competitive in this fall's election _ even though Pennsylvania hasn't gone Republican since backing George H.W. Bush in 1988.

Obama is scheduled to campaign in Pittsburgh on Friday, his second trip to Pennsylvania this year. The visit coincides with the Obama's campaign release of a new TV ad in Pennsylvania this week that criticizes Romney's economic philosophies.

Biden on Tuesday was joined by another Scranton native, fellow Democrat and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, who is also running for re-election. There was no mention of the economy by either Biden or Casey _ but plenty of talk about the vice president's Scranton ties.

Also joining Biden onstage were his sister, Valerie Biden Owens, and son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. Wearing khakis and a light-colored dress shirt unbuttoned at the collar, the vice president spoke on a humid night under menacing gray clouds

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  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/07/05 13:45:51
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    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +12
    FEAR????? LOLOL

    No one in any party any where in the entire world fears Joe; he is, however, very very entertaining - His gaffs (or more rightly, his absurdities ) are priceless. Rather like ones crazy uncle talking hence the universal words applied to Joe by both parties in US; "That's just Joe" accompanied by a horse laugh

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  • Red_Horse Damon 2012/07/05 13:52:00
  • DM Twin 2012/07/05 13:40:29
  • tncdel 2012/07/05 13:40:17
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    tncdel
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    Biden is the gift that keeps on giving to Republicans. Whenever he puts his foot in his mouth [which is quite often] or otherwise embarrasses himself or Obama. But actually he's not nearly as bad or as extremist left as Obama or Hillary.

  • zbacku tncdel 2012/07/05 14:15:02
    zbacku
    +5
    I can only think of ONE reason Obama picked him to be Vice-President. Only man dumber that he is.
  • Reichstolz 2012/07/05 13:39:04 (edited)
    Undecided
    Reichstolz
    +9
    Hah! Biden, athlete's tongue, Biden. If you hold him to any standard that does not include a dementia diagnoses, you are delusional.
  • Aurora 2012/07/05 13:38:43
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    Aurora
    +6
    Joe Biden is a crook.
  • Racefish Aurora 2012/07/05 14:05:34
    Racefish
    +7
    He's probaly not that smart.
  • zbacku 2012/07/05 13:35:50
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    zbacku
    +8
    laughing laughing
    Joe Biden is a delusional dimwit. And we are AFRAID of him????????????
    Surely you jest. joe biden stupid
  • Hotcho zbacku 2012/07/05 13:50:51
    Hotcho
    +7
    LOL that's hysterical
  • zbacku Hotcho 2012/07/05 14:12:32
    zbacku
    +4
    Doesn't look like Big Bad John is getting too much support for his 'hometown guy' Biden.

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