Joe Biden In Toledo Today
Joe Biden took to the stage in Toledo about an hour ago, the first stop in a series of campaign events he’ll be doing over the coming days. While I didn’t have time to watch it, here are excerpts from the speech I received this morning.
Ours is a philosophy that values the role of workers in the success of a business, and values the middle class in the success of the economy.
Stated simply, we’re about promoting the private sector. They’re about protecting the privileged sector.
We’re a fair shot, and a fair shake. They’re about no rules, no risk. And no accountability.
The President didn’t flinch.
This man has a spine of steel.
He knew rescuing the industry wasn’t popular. He knew he was taking a chance. But he believed.
He said, we are not going to give up on a million jobs, and the iconic industry America invented. Not without a fight.
We all want a president with the courage of his convictions.
Well folks, we have one.
He made the tough call.
And the verdict is in: President Obama was right and his critics were dead wrong.
The President and I have a fundamental commitment to dealing the middle class back in to the American economy.
And ultimately that’s what this election is all about. It’s about a choice.
A choice between a system that’s rigged, and one that’s fair.
A system that holds someone who misleads investors as accountable as someone who misses a payment on a mortgage.
A system that trusts the workers on the line, instead of just listening to the folks in the suites.
That’s a stark choice. To my mind it isn’t a choice at all.