Biden Decries Romney Criticism of 'Chains' Remark

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The campaign flap began after Biden told supporters in Danville, Va., that the Republican ticket wanted to "unchain Wall Street." He then added: "They

Vice President Joe Biden addresses the NAACP annual convention, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A defiant Vice President Joe Biden is denouncing Republican criticism over his remarks to southern Virginia voters that presidential challenger Mitt Romney would put them "back in chains" but concedes he meant to use different words.
The campaign flap began after Biden told supporters in Danville, Va., that the Republican ticket wanted to "unchain Wall Street." He then added: "They're going to put y'all back in chains."
Biden, speaking later in Wytheville, says he had meant to use the term "unshackled."
But he did not apologize and mocked the Romney campaign for showing outrage.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 at 01:15 PM
    If Romney and Ryan get elected, Biden understated the consequences for Americans. Romney/Ryan's Plan for America is a rehash of Reagan's failed trickle down economics and Bush's era of deregulation---which lead to the financial crisis of 2008/2009.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 at 04:29 AM
    The Gaffe Master still has it! Just think, this Nutjob could be President???
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      by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 at 01:23 PM in reply to
      Gee! Both VP canidates are nut cases! Flip a coin one is no better than the other.
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