ABC News Matthew Jaffe reports: Aspiring vice-president Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., jumped on current vice-president Dick Cheney’s praise today for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., citing it as "proof" that McCain would continue the Bush administration’s “failed” economic policies.
"If you ever had any doubt about John McCain and whether he’d continue the Bush policies, you can put them to rest now," Biden said at Marion Harding High School, home of the Presidents, in Marion, Ohio.
"Just today I watched on the bus coming over on the television I have on the bus. Just today, vice-president Cheney came out and endorsed John McCain," the Delaware lawmaker said as the crowd booed. “Folks, if you need any more proof…"
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is also set to pounce on Cheney’s endorsement in a speech later today in Pueblo, Colorado.
The Republican campaign, however, attempted to focus on the contrast between McCain and Biden’s Buckeye State swings in the past two days.
"Less than 24 hours after John McCain energized thousands of Ohioans, Joe Biden lulled his way through today’s speech, seemingly accepting his position as a drag on the Democrat ticket," said McCain-Palin spokesman Ben Porritt in a statement.