Biden Steers Clear of Romney Comments

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at the Bridge View Center, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


By Kara Kelly

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is steering clear of comments by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney describing supporters of President Barack Obama as dependent on entitlements.

The Democrat Biden, on the second day of a two-day trip to swing-state Iowa, stuck closely to his standard campaign speech. While he did criticize Romney, Biden did not specifically mention Romney's comments from a private fundraiser, recorded without his knowledge and made public by Mother Jones magazine on Monday. "There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims," Romney said, in part.

Biden routinely describes Romney as out of touch, and continued that line of attack Tuesday in Ottumwa.

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