Biden says GOP ticket running ‘con game’ of moderation



Associated Press

Published — Monday 5 November 2012

Last update 5 November 2012 7:48 am

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio: Vice President Joe Biden says presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are running a “con game” on voters, trying to fool them into thinking the Republican ticket is more moderate than it is.
Biden pointied to Romney’s changing positions on tax cuts, Iraq and other issues.
He told a crowd of 1,200 people at Lakewood High School outside of Cleveland that the GOP ad on Jeep moving jobs out of Ohio was “pernicious” and a sign Romney does not have the character to be president.
The vice president says President Barack Obama “does not engage in deception. He says what he means and means what he says.”
Biden says average people don’t expect government to solve their problems, but “to understand” their struggles.
Biden predicted that he and Obama will win Tuesday’s election — and says he doesn’t think it will be close in the Electoral College.
Biden, who campaigned in Ohio Sunday, told Chris Matthews of MSNBC that he and Obama would win Ohio, perhaps the most critical battleground in the closely fought election.
He said he thought Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa would “hold firm” and he and Obama would “win clearly.”
Biden also predicted Democratic wins in Nevada and New Hampshire, two other battleground states, and said Democrats have “an even chance” of winning Virginia and Florida.

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