Out of touch like Biden’s wife taking a full Secret Service detail and a Chicago PD escort lingerie shopping in the exclusive Michigan Avenue shopping district?
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering of black journalists Wednesday that Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney’s economic platform shows he is out of touch with the nation’s middle-class.
Biden alleged that Romney and his allies want to grow the nation’s economy “from the top down” by deregulating Wall Street and cutting taxes for the wealthy. He called Romney “an honorable man” with a “beautiful family” but claimed the former venture capitalist doesn’t understand what’s happening to “ordinary Americans.”
“These guys didn’t come from my neighborhood. I mean it,” Biden said during his speech Wednesday at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention in New Orleans.
The fall election offers voters a stark contrast between the Democratic incumbent and a “new Republican party” led by Romney, Biden said.
“Because this ain’t your father’s Republican party,” he said. “I believe their social policy is a throwback to the ’50s. I believe their foreign policy is a relic of the Cold War. And I believe their economic policy is little more than a double-down on the failed policies of the previous administration.”