Vice President outlines "fundamental differences" during Milford campaign stop

Sep 9, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up a campaign swing through Southern Ohio Sunday with a stop in suburban Cincinnati. Standing in an atrium at Milford High School, he focused on representing the two presidential candidates as "fundamentally different."

Vice President Joe Biden speaking at Milford High School.
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The vice president stuck to familiar themes dinging the Republican party's stance on healthcare - which Biden called "voucher-care", and especially what Mitt Romney had to say about job creation at the Republican National Convention...

"(Mitt Romney) said, 'As president I will take a jobs tour.' Well, ladies and gentleman with all his support for outsourcing it's going to have to be a foreign trip," said Biden.

Biden said the Democrat's plan for creating jobs is to build the middle class through improving education, and to invest in clean energy and new technologies.

He also emphasized properly equipping the military and taking care of veterans. That's a topic Republicans have been taking some heat for not mentioning during their convention.

Biden said the Republicans plan to cut taxes has been tried before with poor results.

"It ends in the great recession of 2008. The president and I have a different way of thinking. We know the way to create jobs is the old fashioned way - build from the middle out not from the top down," he said.

With just two months left until election day, Ohio is certain to be flooded with visits from both campaigns. Rick Boggs of Mt. Auburn said he hopes to see unity during these final weeks.

"I just really want to start caring about people again instead of all those corporate giveaways and all our cronyism that went on during the Bush years and stuff like that. I just want to get back to the people. Let's try to help out the average guy," he said.

Meanwhile, Christina Conover of Milford wants to see a little more bite.

"I think I'd like to see Obama sell himself a little better. I don't think he's done a very good job of that. And I'd like to see him come out and talk more about the progress that he has made instead of kowtowing to the Republican version that he hasn't done anything," she said.

Biden is scheduled to be back in Ohio Wednesday for a campaign event at Wright State University.

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