Joe Biden told a crowd attentively listening to his every word that “The two men seeking to lead this country over the next four years have fundamentally different visions and a completely different value set.”
Biden mixed attacks on Mitt Romney with a passionate defense of President Barack Obama’s values and record, firing up the crowd at the Democratic National Convention just minutes before the president took the stage to accept his nomination.
Biden, speaking before the president was set to take the stage, said he was fascinated when Romney said that if elected he would take a jobs tour.
“Governor Romney believes that in the global economy, it doesn’t much matter where American companies put their money or where they create jobs,” he said. “With all his support for outsourcing, it’s going to have to be a foreign trip.”
Vice President Joe Biden teared up as his son Beau Biden placed his name into nomination for reelection at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night.
“Four years ago, I told you that my father has always been there for me, my brother, and my sister, and that as vice president, he would be there for you. And he has,” Beau Biden said, according to his prepared remarks.
He continued, “I’ve seen it. I’ve watched him use more than three decades of relationships, experience, respect and goodwill to help move vital legislation, just like he did with the Violence Against Women Act. I’ve watched him strengthen relationships with our allies and stare down our adversaries. I’ve seen him make quiet visits to veterans’ hospitals and private phone calls to the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. I’ve seen him salute the workers in factories that are only open because of decisions that he and President Obama had the courage to make. I’ve seen him shake the hand of every single student in a graduating class of 900 because he wants those kids to remember the day they got their diplomas and do something big with them.”
Vice President Joe Biden depicted the key difference between President Obama and Mitt Romney as one of empathy in his speech to the Democratic National Convention Thursday night.
For all the gaffes and jokes, Biden is often the last person in the room with Obama before the president makes a tough decision, thus the vice president was able to offered some insight into the man he’s come to know over the last four years.