Joe Biden Kicks Off Gaffe Parade With Slavery Reference, Geography Fail
It just wouldn't be a presidential campaign without a few derp-y Joe Biden moments -- and today we got two.
At a campaign stop this morning, the vice president said the following: "with you -- and I mean this -- with your help, we can win North Carolina again."
Nope -- Biden was in Virginia, and unless some North Carolinians were in the crowd, the people to whom he was speaking can do precisely zilch to help Democrats win back the Tar Heel State.
But he wasn't done -- he doubled down on his derp-y campaign speak with a (im)perfectly placed reference to slavery.
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
TicketsWed., Jan. 25, 8:00pm
Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball vs. Butler Bulldogs Men's Basketball
TicketsWed., Jan. 25, 8:30pm
New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals
TicketsThu., Jan. 26, 7:00pm
Seton Hall Pirates Womens Basketball vs. Xavier Womens Basketball
TicketsFri., Jan. 27, 7:00pm
Biden went on to tell Virginians the following about the Romney/Ryan presidential ticket: "He said in the first 100 days, he's going to let the big banks write their own rules -- unchain Wall Street. They're going to put y'all back in chains."
Virginia, as you may know, doesn't exactly have the most rosy history when it comes to chaining up human beings. Ho-hum.
The slavery gaffe isn't the end of the world, but -- to quote Biden himself -- Republicans are almost certain to turn the comment into a "big fucking deal."
See video of each of the gaffes below.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.