Biden criticizes Romney's 'malarkey' in Superior speechVice President Joe Biden spoke for about a half-hour today in Superior, strongly criticizing what he called malarkey and lies from the campaign of Republican Mitt Romney.
Vice President Joe Biden took the stage at Superior Middle School about 4:30 this afternoon and spoke for about a half-hour.
Biden strongly criticized what he called malarkey and lies from the campaign of Republican Mitt Romney. He said Romney is "not a bad guy, but in a different place" on social issues compared to rest of country
Biden opened by thanking the school's principal and staff for keeping the school open late on a Friday afternoon for the event. He spoke about Medicare, jobs, women's issues and international relations.
"I've got one word for Gov. Romney getting tough on China," Biden said. "Malarkey."
Biden spoke forcefully, pounding his fist on the podium, about what he says are lies being spread by Romney about President Obama's economic record.
"It's very clear who has character and who does not have character," Biden said, adding that Obama means what he says, and no Republican can say that about Romney.
About 1,100 people attended the campaign event. The crowd lined up for a couple of blocks outside the front entrance of the school before being let in out of the cold shortly after 1 p.m.
After the event, Biden's motorcade stopped by the Red Mug coffee house at Hammond and Broadway in Superior. The motorcade then traveled across the Blatnik Bridge and up Piedmont Avenue in Duluth on its way to the airport. Many streets were blocked off by squad cars and DOT trucks to clear the way for the procession.
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