The vice president continued to rail against the Wisconsin representative and Republicans for being willing to "impose their private views" on the country on women's health issues including abortion, even arguing Romney and Ryan would appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.
"If anyone had a doubt about what's at stake in this election, when it comes to women's rights and the Supreme Court, I'm sure they were settled last night," Biden said. "Congressman Ryan made it very clear that he and Gov. Romney are prepared to impose their private views on everyone else. It was made clear last night that they don't believe in protecting a woman's access to health care. It was made very clear that they do not believe a woman has a right to control her own body. That's between she and her doctor. And now they say they're willing to make an exception in the case of rape and incest. Ladies and gentlemen, Congressman Ryan was a leader in the House and even blocked those exceptions."
As he tried to paint his opponents as candidates trying to protect the interests of the wealthy instead of the middle class, Biden said in Wisconsin Friday that it was time for the Republican Party to "take a pledge to the middle class" to "level the playing field," and the vice president accused the GOP ticket of harboring a negative outlook about the American people.
"I've never seen two candidates for the highest office in the land who are more negative about this country and its prospects ... than the people we're running against," Biden said. "All you hear from them is talk about a culture of dependency, America in decline. You know, I don't recognize the country they talk about."
En route to his event at the university, Biden jumped out of his SUV to greet children and teachers who were assembled to watch his motorcade drive by at Emerson Elementary with one woman telling him, "Great job last night, Mr. Vice President."
The vice president and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will attend fundraisers for the campaign at private residences in Kent, Conn. and New York City, New York on Saturday.