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Delaware Online: Beau Biden again makes the case for his dad
At the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Beau Biden moved delegates – and even Michelle Obama – to tears in his passionate introduction of his father as the vice presidential nominee.
Biden’s role at the 2012 convention is less high-profile – and more hard edged.
In Charlotte, as well as around the country, he’s been making the case that the GOP ticket would be bad for veterans.
“We have a candidate named Mitt Romney who didn’t even utter the word veteran in his speech last week,” Biden, Delaware’s attorney general and a JAG officer in the National Guard, told the Democratic caucus of veterans and military families Wednesday.
At a breakfast gathering for delegates from Virginia – which is both a swing state and one with a heavy military presence – Biden said Ryan was one of the biggest supporters of President George W. Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, while at the same time supporting tax cuts for the wealthy.
“That’s where his priorities are,” Biden said.
Biden traveled to Norfolk, Va., in the spring to kick off the group Veterans and Military Families for Obama.
He’s visited one of the nation’s largest veterans homes in Iowa and spoken to groups and rallies in Pennsylvania, Florida and other states.
His involvement compliments the work of his mother, Jill Biden, who has teamed up with Michelle Obama on their “Joining Forces” initiative to help service members and their families.