Friday afternoon in Kettering, Ohio, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., took the stage on the heels of a Halloween prank sprung on him by his wife Jill.
"I tell ya what, some things never change," the Democratic vice-presidential nominee said to start off his rally in this battleground Buckeye State.
"I probably shouldn’t let the press know this, but you know, Jill walked back up here a moment ago," he said.
"You know what she did?" he asked the crowd of 2,000.
"She put a little rat on the thing here," said Biden, referring to the lectern and holding up a small black plastic rat.
"Everything’s Halloween with this lady," quipped the loquacious Blue Hen. "Happy Halloween," he told the audience.
And turning back to his spouse, the Delaware lawmaker scolded jokingly, "You are bad, you are bad!"
– Matt Jaffe and Jake Tapper