“Biden is a favorite here in Washoe County,” said Pam duPre, executive director for the Democratic Party of Washoe County. “We have very fond memories of him campaigning (here) in 2008. … He has a way of relating to people here in Washoe County.” Truckee Meadows Community College political science professor Fred Lokken echoed the enthusiasm, saying: “I think (Biden’s) critical role (during the debate) was to connect with the Democratic base. Regardless of what Fox News thinks, Joe Biden succeeded in doing that.”
Biden fired up Republicans in Las Vegas when he made this statement about “The Young Gun” Republicans: “These guys pledged they would de-fund Planned Parenthood, which so many women rely on for basic health needs. And after these debates do you have any doubts who they will likely appoint to the Supreme Court of the United States? How much chance do you think Roe v. Wade will survive after four years of a Romney Supreme Court? Unfortunately, the bullets are aimed at you.” Romney spokesman Brendan Buck decried the comments as “over the top” and an “ugly political attack.”
In Colorado, Biden goes on the offensive and calls Romney’s plans “sketchy.” He calls the election “literally the starkest choice” in his living memory. He then joked, “When Gov. Romney was asked a direct question about equal pay, he started talking about binders. Whoa… The idea he had to go and ask where a qualified woman was… He just should have come to my house! He didn’t need a binder!” He added, “What I can’t understand is how he has gotten in this sort of 1950s time warp in terms of women.” Biden urged early voting in Colorado as well, which begins October 22nd.
The Vice President also spent some time down in Tampa, Sun City Center and Fort Pierce, Florida on Friday and Saturday. Much of his schedule from this week got deferred a few days, as he attended Arlen Spector’s funeral Tuesday.