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Obama campaign confident Biden can take on Ryan despite ‘chains’ gaffe

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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The Obama campaign said Tuesday it is confident Vice President Biden will be an effective foil against GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan despite his latest gaffe.

Biden on Tuesday made headlines when he told a crowd here that the GOP ticket’s policies would put “y’all back in chains.” The remark was about Wall Street regulations, but the Romney campaign seized on the imagery of slavery to say Biden and Obama had hit a new low.

The unscripted comments highlighted Biden’s propensity for off-the-cuff statements —which at times have caused the White House embarrassment. But Biden aides say the occasional slip-ups are far outweighed by the positives that the vice president brings to the table.

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