Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:54 PM
cal04 (38,849 posts)
Vice President Biden: No 'character' comparison between Obama, Romney
Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that this presidential election comes down to the two top candidates’ disposition, and on that, there is no comparison.
"Every presidential race always comes down to who the American people think possesses the character and conviction," he said at a fundraiser in Connecticut. "It will not surprise you on that score, I don't even think it's close between President (Barack) Obama and Gov. (Mitt) Romney."
"I never say anything I don't mean. Everybody knows, whatever I say, I do," Biden said. "And my whole life has been devoted to leveling the playing field for middle-class people, giving them an even break, treating Main Street and Wall Street the same, hold them to the same responsibility."
At the fundraiser, Biden charged the position his opponents take "depends on the hour, it depends on the day.”
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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:47 PM
iemitsu (2,374 posts)
1. biden speaks the truth
and hopefully people will listen.
he is right to point out that character is what matters in that job. not every president has had character and, so far, we have survived but the situation is different today. the system of checks and balances is broken.
the character of the next president will shape our country for the next 50 years, perhaps longer.
barak obama is not perfect but, i believe, he wants to do a good job as president. i believe he sees the job as service to his countrymen not as a means to wealth or power.
i don't know why romney wants the job. to fulfill his religious fantasy? because it would add to his resume? so he will have bested his father? to reform tax laws and make himself even richer? whatever the reason it can't be to make america a better place to live.
biden's folk wisdom, promoting common sense, encouraging people to look before they leap is an important message.
his voice is that of the elder statesman, the seasoned veteran, someone who has been serving americans since interrogating nixon, during the watergate investigation.
his advice is sound. go for the man with character.