A Joe Biden name flub is not really news, given the Vice President’s habit of being a bit clumsy with wording from time to time.
The Joe Biden name flub has, however, become a talking point for the Romney campaign, as reps for the GOP presidential hopeful have fired off at the Veep for his misstatement of a Virginia democrat’s name.
Biden’s name flub came at the Lynchburg City Armory in Virginia, where, when speaking, President Obama’s second-in-command made like everyone’s uncle and initially got the name of Senate candidate Tim Kaine right before referring to him subsequently as “Tom Kaine.”
Uncle Joe said:
“I want to tell you, it’s good to be in a state that’s going to be represented by Tim Kaine. What a guy! There is a decent honorable man. That man has more integrity in his little finger than most people have in their whole body. I’m a big Tom Kaine fan, a big Tom Kaine fan.”
Awkward! But while many would write off Joe Biden’s name flub as the result of endless weeks campaigning in a tight race, the Romney campaign has spoken out about the VP’s misstatement, saying that the screw-up was indicative of … well, read it for yourself.
Romney campaign mouthpiece Ryan Williams said:
“Vice President Biden forgot the name of his own Virginia Democratic Senate nominee and he wants voters to forget about President Obama’s failed economic policies and lack of a real agenda for a second term.”
“Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are offering real change for a real recovery, with 12 million new jobs, rising incomes and a stronger middle class.”
Not to put too fine a point on it, the Romney campaign also distributed a video of the Biden name flub on Twitter.
Obama accuses Romney of “Romnesia” but it’s Biden who calls Tim Kaine, “Tom”, confuses Ohio/Iowa. Oh oh. Someone’s got amnesia for real
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) October 27, 2012