Democratic vice presidential candidate visits Kentuckiana - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Democratic vice presidential candidate visits Kentuckiana

The Democratic presidential campaign was still up and running this afternoon in Kentuckiana, as Senator Joe Biden made two campaign stops. One was a Democratic fundraiser, the other a rally in Jeffersonville at Warder Park.

Sen. Joe Biden started his speech with praise for Kentucky and the Ryder Cup. But his tone quickly turned serious to John McCain and the nation's biggest concern the economy.

"Ladies and gentlemen, John McCain is flat out of touch. I love him but he's out of touch," said Sen. Biden.

Sen. Joe Biden wasted little time before blasting John McCain and Sarah Palin, aligning them with the Bush administration and what he called its failed economic policies.

"Folks we've seen this movie before, and folks you all know the sequel is always worse than the original," said Sen. Biden.

Despite his criticisms, Biden praised his running mate Barack Obama and McCain for their allegiance to a bi-partisan solution to the federal bailout of Wall Street.

"If the American taxpayers are financing this solution, they should be treated like investors, and that means if Wall Street makes money every single penny comes back to the American taxpayer," said Sen. Biden.

While Sen. McCain has called for a suspension of his campaign and fund raising in wake of the federal bailout crisis, the Obama campaign continues, at least for now. Sen. Biden was at the downtown Marriott where the highest ticket went for $28,000."

"The Democrats have not won Indiana in a very long and I think this is our best opportunity to do so," said Rev. Sheiler Stokes, Obama/Biden supporter.

While stump-speeches often preach to a converted audience of voters, one die-hard Republican told us he is considering voting Democrat for the first time in his life.

"Sen. McCain has a good lead in Kentucky. Indiana is very active at this point," said RNC Chair Mike Duncan.

While Kentucky is considered to be favoring McCain, state like Indiana and Ohio could be crucial in November. Sarah Palin and Joe Biden have something in common since becoming vice presidential nominees. Both are refusing to take questions from reporters.

The big question with McCain's campaign stopped is whether Friday's debate will happen.

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