Biden: Republicans Aren't Hiding The Ball - They're Saying Exactly What They Believe

Vice President Joe Biden sat down with Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer this Sunday morning and was asked about his criticism the other day, calling Mitt Romney "out of touch" and allowed Biden to elaborate on just what he meant by that. I'm not sure

Vice President Joe Biden sat down with Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer this Sunday morning and was asked about his criticism the other day, calling Mitt Romney "out of touch" and allowed Biden to elaborate on just what he meant by that. I'm not sure why Schieffer even felt the need to even ask Biden to explain his remarks if he's been following Romney on the campaign trail at all over the last year. It should be obvious to anyone who's watched him that the man doesn't relate to anyone who's a member of the working class.

Biden followed up by noting the fact that for the first time since he's been running for office Republicans aren't even trying to hide how they'd prefer to govern and who they're looking out for:

SCHIEFFER: Are you enjoying this Republican primary? I-- I know you said one day, "God love them, I hope they have another twenty debates."

BIDEN: Well, look, I find it-- look, the one thing, Bob, and by the way, it remind myself of my grandfather's admonition, he said, "Joey, any team can beat any other team on any given day." So this is not because I'm so sure that we're going to win. But what I do find is of all of the times I've run for office, Bob, this is the first time the Republicans aren't hiding the ball. They're saying exactly what they think.

They're not talking about compassionate conservatives. And they're not talking about the need for health care in America, but we have a different way. They're not talking public education being the key to economic growth and stability in the country. They're just saying straight up-- straight up what they believe. And so, in that sense, I think this is going to be an incredibly stark choice, the American people are going to have--not just on the economy, but on social policy, as well as educational policy. I think across the board, they have been very straightforward about where they are, and-- and so, in that sense, God love them, they're not hiding the ball. They're just saying exactly what they believe.

h/t TPM

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