Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday said Democrats have an advantage in the 2012 election because for the first time in his political career, the Republican candidates are “saying exactly what they believe in.” He said voters just need to listen to what people like Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are saying in their campaigns to understand that only the Obama administration will fight for the middle class and poor.
Biden, addressing the Communications Workers of America, framed Republicans as out of touch with the struggles of average Americans. He pointed to the issue of falling wages, and said that “the Republicans not only don’t have any idea, no credible plan to fix it, I honest to God think they don’t think it’s a problem.”
He also argued that Republicans blame unions for many of the country’s economic woes because they are threatened by their influence.
“You’re the only one with the potential to organize to turn the tide, to change the focus,” Biden said. “You’re the only counterweight out there.”
Biden also listed off some of the Obama administration’s major successes, drawing the receptive crowd to its feet, and said the election will end with “Barack and me once again taking the oath of office.”