Ryan Challenges Biden Remark
Paul Ryan, the recently named vice presidential running mate of Republican candidate Mitt Romney, is taking on the campaign of President Obama over the recent remark made by Vice President Joe Biden. Biden, in a recent speech, used the phrase “back in chains.” Obama defended Biden’s remarks against criticism from both parties.
Ryan increased the pressure on the Obama campaign by saying those kinds of remarks come from a campaign that is desperate. He said that probably more of the same type of remarks would be heard from the Obama campaign going forward because of their horrible record and they will want to distract people from the real truth.
Even though much criticism has come from the Republicans and some Democrats, Obama was standing firmly behind his vice president. He brushed off the suggestion made recently by Sarah Palin to cut Biden loose and put Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, on the ticket. Palin, the former vice presidential nominee for the GOP back in 2008, said the comments made by Biden are just another example of his ability to drag down the president’s campaign for reelection.
Obama downplayed the comments of Palin by saying his campaign does not worry about chatter from her or noise from others. He said the country was not divided as Washington is. Obama also said that the remarks made by Biden meant the Republicans would make it harder for consumers if they succeeded in eliminating the new restraints placed on financial institutions.
Biden’s comments came Tuesday while saying the Republicans want to have financial institutions deregulated or as he said it to “unchain Wall Street.”