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Biden backs out of scheduled GOP convention stop

By Julie Pace

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is postponing his planned trip to Tampa, Fla., the site of the Republican National Convention.

An Obama campaign official says Biden is putting off Monday's trip in order to ensure that all local law enforcement and emergency management resources can stay focused on Tropical Storm Isaac, which could impact Florida during the convention.

Biden had planned a two-day swing through Florida during the Republican meetings to counter their message. The official says Biden still plans to continue with stops in Orlando and St. Augustine, Fla., on Tuesday, though those plans could also change based on the weather.

The official wouldn't say whether Biden would reschedule his stop in Tampa, only that the campaign was monitoring the storm. The official requested anonymity in order to speak ahead of the campaign's official announcement.

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  1. billwvComment by billwv
    August 25, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    “based on the weather.”
    Mr. Joe ‘Fairweather’ Biteme
    What a loser. This man is a joke [was as Senator; is as VP].

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    • dfinchComment by dfinch
      August 25, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

      Aawwww…Biden is afraid of a little ‘ole hurricane. He’s a real he-man…

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  2. joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
    August 25, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    It isn’t “Issac” that bothers Biteme. His handlers are worried about how big a fool Biteme would make of himself with all of those Republicans in town. They’re worried enough about how big a fool Biteme will make of himself when he only has to face Paul Ryan in the Veep debate. A whole town full of Republicans has the potential to be devastating.

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  3. capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
    August 25, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    there is nothing these two clowns wont do to keep power.

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    • sistertereseComment by sisterterese
      August 25, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

      Except tel the truth…

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    • joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
      August 25, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

      That makes no sense since Obozo and Biteme can’t tell the truth and have a prayer of winning.

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  4. slickzipComment by slickzip
    August 25, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    Poor Joe , he just can’t get a break , even Mother Nature rains on him ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  5. JDZComment by JDZ
    August 25, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    I hope that the weather is somewhat challenging in that the planned “occupiers” may have a real problem if the winds are strong and the rain is heavy. This could actually be a good thing if the hurricane is just bad enough to keep those idiots off of the streets but not bad enough to upset the convention planning and attendees.

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    • capthalComment by capthal
      August 25, 2012 @ 11:54 am

      Spot ON JDZ.
      Lets see these left wing whackos carry signs in 50+ mph winds.
      CodePink wearing their vagina suits.
      What a bunch of whackadoodles.

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  6. cxComment by genesal
    August 25, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    He’s no average ‘Joe Blow’ that’s fer sure.

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  7. marylou45Comment by marylou45
    August 25, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Had they kept their fight with the people they could have won, But they took their fight to God ! Your not going to beat God !
    Then God sent a Mighty Storm !
    Republican Party, Have a good convention and if the Liberal fools want to stand in the Wind and Pouring Rain … Let Them.
    You have something the Liberals will never have, You have God on your side.

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  8. wedeyComment by wedey
    August 25, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    What’s the matter Uncle Joe, not enough secret service to protect you from the hurricane. I thought when I first read it that O and his adm were going to do the right thing and remain quiet during the convention, but then found out the real reason. I think Uncle Joe could handle the storm as he reaps a lot of hot air all on his own.

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  9. proudcitizenComment by proudcitizen
    August 25, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    Poor Joe, doesn’t he realize he was chosen to make Obama look smart? He is the gift that keeps on giving to the Republicans and the curse of the Democrats, may he be safe until after elections. Let us hope they do not allow him to “get sick” or have an “accident” to replacement prior to Nov…

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    • daveevad1Comment by daveevad1
      August 25, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

      He was chosen so that no one would dare kill Obama.

      After the convention of the Glorious People’s Democratic Socialist Party (a wholly owned subsidiary of the SEIU) ends on September 6, Obama will recess-appoint Beverly Perdue to head the Federal Elections Commission (in the middle of speeches by Boehner and DeMint), the election will be suspended indefinitely, Obama will appoint himself President-for-life, and Biden will be replaced by Debbie Wasserman-Schulz.

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    • bethbenignComment by bethbenign
      August 26, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

      PoudCitizen, that was my immediate impression, the minute O announced his running-mat (not a typo). Surely, he is O’s greatest insurance policy. Who needs the secret service, when Bundum is your backup? Both are jerks, but one makes the other seem brilliant by comparison. They both serve **** sandwiches.

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  10. proudcitizenComment by proudcitizen
    August 25, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Obama picked him as insurance: Be afraid; see what you will get if anything happens to me…

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  11. sistertereseComment by sisterterese
    August 25, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    If the freak-a-zoids do manage to show up in their little pink costumes, the Republicans should make sure that cameras are focused on the freaks and make sure that they point out that THIS is what you get if you vote for BO. This is the best the dumbocrats can muster. And, then make sure that they run constant reruns of these freaks during the dumbocrat national convention. Replay them over and over and over again on national TV, international TV, the internet, and everywhere else. Show the world what these morons really stand for. Let’s give them a little taste of their own medicine…

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    • Comment by AcadGrad81
      August 25, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

      A good tropical storm will be the first shower that the occupiers have had in a long, long time. To show them how compassionate the GOP is, they ought to truck in bars of soap and towels for the poor voluntarily homeless souls who are there to inform us with their wisdom.

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