Vice President Joe Biden Speaks in Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA- Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden spoke to a crowd of roughly 1,500 late Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg.
The rally, held at the Lynchburg City Armory, is the seventh political event in Virginia for the Vice President this year.
The Vice President was introduced by his wife, following a welcome from Lynchburg Mayor Mike Gillette and an invocation by Vice Mayor Ceasor Johnson.
In his speech, Mr. Biden didn't focus on any one thing for too long, but touched on the familiar themes we've heard throughout the campaign; jobs, education, women's issues, education, tax cuts, foreign policy, and energy. There was also a mention of the "47 percent".
"You heard Gov. Romney's insulting comment that 47% of the American people are, now here's the part that bothered me, when he said they're unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives", said Biden. "These people are our neighbors. He's talking about my parents in their lives. The people I grew up with in Scranton and Claymont and Mayfield in Delaware. The people here in Lynchburg."
The Vice President's son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was originally scheduled to appear at the Lynchburg rally. The Attorney General is a member of the National Guard and canceled his trip to Virginia when Delaware's Governor called up the guard to respond to Hurricane Sandy.