Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential wannabe Willard Mitt Romney’s accusing President Barack Obama’s campaign of reaching a new low, according to press accounts, following Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks to supporters saying GOTP presidential candidates and GOTP lawmakers would put them “back in chains.”
It’s clear the Vice President was talking about the risks of letting Wall Street operate without strong oversight when he was addressing a rally crowd in Danville, Va.
He said Romney wants to get rid of new Wall Street regulations Obama signed into law after the financial collapse of 2008, “Unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”
Willard’s spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, mewed that the Vice President’s comments are, quote, “not acceptable in our political discourse” and a, quote, “new low.”
At a later campaign stop in Wytheville, Va., Vice President Biden clarified his remarks, noting his “chains” comment was a nod to an earlier comment made by Paul Ryan that “a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy.”
It was a nice try by the Romney Campaign to try to turn the Vice President’s comment into something it wasn’t, but in the fashion we’ve all come to recognize, they mishandled this one too. If your new running mate has been talking about “unshackling the banks and Wall Street” for the better part of a year or more, you better know that before you stick your neck out and criticize the comments made by your opponents; it’s just one more case of not being ready for the big time.