Mitt Romney just doesn’t get it. That’s the message Vice President Joe Biden drilled in to a crowd in eastern Ohio Wednesday, playing up his working-class roots.
“They don’t get us. They don’t get who we are,” Biden bellowed. “My mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams.”
“Absolutely,” a man in the audience volunteered.
In a passionate speech at M7 Technologies, an advanced manufacturing facility in Youngstown, Biden used his own working-class roots — his family dealt with job losses and uncertainty, he said — to connect with a crowd in one of the most economically hard-hit areas in the country.
VP Biden attacks Romney's jobs record Vice President Biden on Wednesday hammered Mitt Romney on his economic philosophy and private-sector record, accusing Republicans of fundamentally misunderstanding what Democrats stand for.
“I resent the fact that they think we’re talking about envy. ‘It’s job envy, it’s wealth envy,’” Biden said. “They don’t get us. They don’t get who we are.”
At Biden's side was former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-Ohio), who recalled how Bain Capital — the private-equity firm Romney co-founded — dealt with a struggling paper company that it took over in the 1990s.
“They laid off workers, cut wages of those who remained, sliced the healthcare benefits and eliminated the retirement plan for the retirees,” he said.