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Biden hopes to steal spotlight from GOP convention

By Matthew Daly

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be inTampa, Fla., next week as Republicans open their presidential nominating convention in the city.

An Obama campaign announcement on Tuesday said Biden will be attending events in Florida on Monday and Tuesday, including a stop in Tampa on the convention's opening day.

President Barack Obama won Florida four years ago, but Republicans are hoping the week-long convention will help them recapture the key battleground.

The campaign announcement didn't detail what other cities Biden will be appearing in.

Campaigning in Minneapolis, Biden talked about his upcoming trip to Tampa with reporters.

"Any of you going to Florida?" he asked the reporters. "I'm going to be the speaker at the convention."

This was after Biden visited a high school football practice, which he also did during a trip last week.

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  1. nickster99Comment by nickster99
    August 22, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    This buffoon should not be allowed out of his cage!

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  2. lwessonComment by lwesson
    August 22, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    Will Joe Biden then be hurtled off like a grenade to each of other 57 States? Hopefully, the doting media will follow him for each hilarious explosion.

    Recall the stunning Obama gaffe of referring to having visited 57 States missing one?

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  3. downdraftComment by downdraft
    August 22, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    Distraction? Biden is an embarrassment to everyone but Obama and the Marxist Democrat Party of America…your current government.

    I’m not trying to be a smart aleck…Obama has that badge already…I’m simply suggesting that Obama has class…hes sending out his most trusted dignitary out to represent him and the Party and to cause enough laughter and havoc it will take away from the GOP message.

    Now, this is what grown adults do, those whom we have to represent us to the world…

    I haven’t heard one word from Obama and the Democratic Marxist Party of America about “ACCOMPLISHMENTS”…

    All we’ve heard is how bad are the conditions which they inherited…the very conditions OBAMA said he would correct…

    ALL WE’VE SEEN HAPPEN IS AN ESCALATION OF THOSE BAD CIRCUMSTANCE, AN ATTEMPT TO DESTROY OUR REPUBLIC…but no repair work… just a frightening ignoring of conditions…a squandering of our tax money by a Obama family by their wallowing in luxury, vastly expensive vacations, T-Bone Steaks, Vintage Wines, Villas in Argentina and Spain, visits with the Royalty of Spain, intrusions in our schools with attempts to poison their maids as did Hitler with the Hitler Youth programs,….

    Folks, I know I’m singing here to the choir…but we are in trouble!

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  4. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    August 22, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    They steal our money, they steal our Capital, they steal our moral integrity, they steal our children’s future in generational debt. SO what’s the big deal about stealing a spotlight. Let them all address the real issues of dishonest government theft of honest labor via government tax gun to citizen head, followed by stolen integrity by spending even more than they steal!

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  5. wedeyComment by wedey
    August 22, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    The only people other than true libs who really don’t care about what conservatives have to say would choose Biden over the convention. I will wait for the gaffes he surely will make but can see them on Fox News.

    All the libs keep talking about legally Mitt doesn’t have to present only a couple of years of tax returns because it is the law, but that it is unprecented. However, up until this year, the other party usually took time off during the conventions. Well, don’t cry about one thing and then turn around and do another thing unprecented. Such hypocrites. Just like dumb Debbie and everyone knows who I am talking about who hasn’t released her tax returns, said well, after all she isn’t running for the Presidency. Well she is a high elected official so I would think that the people have a right to know. Or also dumb Pelosi who has not released hers either and said well she would when she runs for the Presidency. I think so much bo tox has addled Nancy’s brain.

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  6. Amfer FergComment by Amfer Ferg
    August 22, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    I am hoping someone with a video camera films Biden, where ever he appears in FL – would be a half-time comedy show at the RNC Convention!

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  7. Paul VigilComment by Paul Vigil
    August 22, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    tell him we’ii be waiting for the limbdick

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  8. majorbusComment by majorbus
    August 23, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    I hope that the good people of Tampa make an effort to ignore his visit. We should actively work to embarrass the Democrat Party at every turn they make.
    When asked about his “speech”, we should ask in return, “who? Sorry, he was not on the agenda.”

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  9. KBBComment by KBB
    August 24, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Ha! I bet the GOP hopes Biden steals the spotlight, too! He’s such a gaffe-ometer! However he does it, it’s likely to make the Repubs look good and the Dems (and Obama) look bad.

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