Vice President Joe Biden attempted to quiet a crying baby during a campaign stop in Marion, Ohio on Wednesday, assuring the crying tot that Mitt Romney is “not gonna get elected.”
The vice president was speaking at the campaign when a baby’s piercing cries interrupted the audience’s silence, reports CNN. Biden stated:
“Look, I don’t blame that baby for crying. You know what, she just realized what it means if Romney gets elected.”
Biden appeared to know more about the results of the upcoming election, however, as he added:
“Hi baby. How are you? It’s ok. He’s not going to get elected. You’re going to be okay.”
While it is common for candidates to express confidence that they will win, such as when Mitt Romney stated during the last presidential debate the phrase “when he becomes president,” it is not common for one of them to expressly state that the other will lose.
Biden’s comments came during the final campaign rally of a three-day trip through Ohio. Moments before the baby’s crying was heard, the vice president was talking about Romney’s economic plans, criticizing him for wanting to eliminate Medicare.
NBC News notes that after speaking to the baby, he quipped, “God, I shouldn’t be scaring children like this!” Vice President Joe Biden’s speeches have become a must-watch for journalists, as well as foes, who are eager to catch one of his gaffes.
Along with his assurances to the crying baby at Wednesday’s rally, Biden spoke of Romney and Ryan’s tax plans, relating it to wanting to hang out “on the corner” with troublemaking kids as a teenager. He recalled his morning stopping him, saying:
“She’d look at me and she’d say, ‘Joey, if it looks like a duck, and it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck!’
While the relation between troublemakers and the Romney/Ryan tax plan wasn’t immediately clear, the crowd appeared to love the relation, as he concluded, “Man. This is one quackin’ duck!”