Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was on the stump in Green Bay this morning. Barack Obama's running mate held a town hall meeting at the KI Convention Center, and he says John McCain and Sarah Palin will not bring change. "Name me something on the fundamentals of this economy and our foreign policy, where John McCain and Sarah Palin say this administration's been dead wrong, we must change," Biden challenged.
The Delaware Senator says Obama was right when he pointed out that things weren't going so well in Afghanistan, and that more troops are needed. Biden said he believes that McCain would follow Osama bin Laden "to the gates of hell," to capture the al-Qaeda leader. "I can tell him where those gates are, those gates are between the mountains in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where I force landed in my helicopter last trip at 9500 feet," Biden said.
Biden spoke and answered questions for about 45 minutes, touching on a variety of issues. "We have one single objective as your next administration, and that is to get up. The American people are ready to get up, I'm ready and Barack Obama is ready. We are going to restore the fundamentals of this country, and the middle class will grow." Biden said the Republicans can't claim that they're for "change," because they didn't talk about health care, the middle class, or college assistance at their convention in St. Paul last week. "If you liked the last eight years . . . then you'll love the four years of the McCain-Palin administration. Because there is no fundamental change. None, none, none. And now along comes the Republican ticket that claims they are the ticket of change."