If President Obama’s weaving of auto resurrections and terrorist destruction in his State of the Union speech wasn’t enough of a Campaign 2012 preview, Vice President Biden clearly laid out the message in a visit to Tallahassee, Fla., today.
“Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive,” Biden said, according to the White House pool report. “It’s a metaphor, it’s a metaphor for our foreign policy and our domestic economic policy.”
This came after Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith warmed up the crowd by previewing the Biden sentiment: “The most important thing about this campaign: If you want to know in 2012 what we’ve got to say, it’s very simple – General Motors is hiring and bin Laden is dead,” Smith said.
Biden visited the swing state on what the White House previewed as a mission to push Obama’s new goals of college education for all.
Biden also visited the recurring Obama theme of fairness in his Florida address.
“I’ll tell you what Americans don’t like in my neighborhood, where I came from, and I suspect in yours, they don’t like being taken for suckers. They don’t like being taken for suckers,” he said, drawing laughter and applause. “They’ve been asked to give and give and give. They’ve been asked to keep their wages stagnant, they’ve been asked to cut back on a whole bunch of things and they’ve done it.
“They look around and they think there’s a big chunk of society out there that isn’t in on the game.”
Biden vowed that this administration will “stay four more years and we are going to make a difference.”