ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.–What happens when a baby starts crying when Vice President Joe Biden is speaking at an event? Well the vice president finds a way to work that baby into his speech as he did in here Saturday afternoon, saying the crying baby knows how its future would pan out if Mitt Romney becomes president.
“They eliminate help for middle-class families who want to send their kids to college like that beautiful baby over there,” Biden said as a baby cried at Ketterlinus Gymnasium Saturday. “I don’t blame her for crying! I don’t blame that baby for crying! That baby, that baby, that baby knows what’s in store for him or her if Romney wins! I’m glad someone understands my speech!”
At the last stop of his two day tour through Florida, Biden highlighted the differences between President Obama and Romney, who he accused of deviating from the principles of the Republican Party and constructing a “morphed party.”
“He’s out of touch where I think this country is, where we move, and now, and now they’re even abandoning the core organizing principle of this new Republican Party,” he said. “This is not the Republican Party of ten years ago. This is not the Republican Party of 20 years ago. This is not even Mitt Romney’s father’s Republican Party. This is an alliance between the right in the Republican Party and the Tea Party–people I saw coming in here. I saw four or five of them.”
As Biden’s motorcade drove to Saturday’s event, a few protesters dressed in colonial garb waved signs, including one that said “Bye-Bye Joe Biden Good Bye!”
The vice president touted the president’s and his own performances in previous debates, even noting that his grandfather would be “happy” that “all of America knows what the word ‘malarkey’ means now,” and ahead of the final presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla., Monday, Biden stressed that President Obama has a strong character and will stand by his word.
“Folks, the stakes for this country are too high. They are too important. It’s time for people standing for public office to stand up and say what they believe . Stand by what they say. Have the character of their convictions and state it,” he said. “Presidential elections are about character and the character of your convictions and my guy he never tells you anything he doesn’t mean and he doesn’t do.”