Biden on secret Romney tape: 'plenty of time' to react
September 19th, 2012
01:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Biden on secret Romney tape: 'plenty of time' to react

Washington (CNN) - For the second time on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden briefly commented on the controversial secret tape of a Mitt Romney fundraiser in May.

But in his second remarks on the matter, Biden went further than he had gone earlier: he raised the issue unprompted by reporters, indicated that he was aware of the interest in his reaction and essentially said that more will come, soon, from the Obama campaign.

Biden briefly spoke to reporters on his plane traveling with him back to Washington after a two-day trip to Iowa.

Biden began by thanking the reporters for accompanying him on the trip. He then said, without being asked about the secret tape: "I'm not commenting on Romney."

And yet Biden explained he was aware of reporting on his earlier response to the controversy.

"Somebody filed a story saying, essentially saying, 'Biden hadn't said anything,'" the vice president said. "And he's not going to."

A reporter asked Biden: why not.

"All in due time," Biden said. "There will be plenty of time. We'll let [Romney's] statements speak for themselves for now."


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  1. J.V.Hodgson

    Reporters are sometimes very Dumb!! Biden is not saying anything as the President has said he will lead the critique of Romney on this... which Obama has done very effectively on this and Libya gaffes. Also these will provide some great debate opportunity repartee or smart answers for Obama... ( read sound bites) in due course.
    The Romney defense so far of I could have said it better, re " secret video" and let me have the questions entered into the video, I.e context please, is a hypocritical defense (but typicalRepublican) when Republicans use "Guns and religion" and "you didn't build that" out of context.... All is fair in love war and politics Mr Romney get used to that idea or as John Wayne might have said " git on your olympic hoss and get the hell outta here!!
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    September 19, 2012 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  2. Kef14

    I think Biden is just mad that someone else is saying more bizzare things than him for once. Romney is stealing his spotlight.

    September 19, 2012 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  3. Flagship, NC

    Smooth Biden, very smooth.
    You have wisdom and style!

    September 19, 2012 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  4. Larry L

    I find it incredible Romney's pie-hole continues to reveal so much about his unsavory character. He won't show Americans his tax returns because that would be "game-over"... Everybody would see the deals his lawyers have been working to avoid sentencing in tax court. But everytime he's allowed to speak without a script he proves himself to be a spoiled jerk with no regard for working class people. His campaign is going down in flames while he throws on the gasoline!

    September 19, 2012 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  5. bb

    So Romney speaks the truth, verified by several fact check organizations, but the press completely ignores that there are still protests and Americans were killed under Obama's watch. And has Obama decided whether Egypt is an ally or not? There seems to be quite a bit of confusion in his own administration. Or did he just lie when he said they weren't?

    September 19, 2012 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  6. Ari

    Let it sink in on the seniors that do not pay taxes that Romeny considers them parasites.
    They are just considered stupid old fools by the Republicans.

    September 19, 2012 02:46 am at 2:46 am |
  7. honest mari

    Thank you papa Joe. Unequivocably,the best VP in the whole universe. Thank you for the steady hands of leadership and service to this great Nation. We love you dearly. Keep moving the train of progress FORWARD. GOD BLESS AMERICA
    .

    September 19, 2012 03:44 am at 3:44 am |
  8. Geoff

    Anyone who supports Romney over Obama cannot be a follower of Christ and cannot be a true red-blooded American! In fact, supporters of Romney probably hate penguins!

    September 19, 2012 03:45 am at 3:45 am |
  9. bassman

    Compare how our media treats Mitt Romney's comment and Pres.Obama saying ""I Actually Believe In Redistribution" and you will understand why Republicans think our media is in the tank for Pres.Obama.

    September 19, 2012 06:39 am at 6:39 am |
  10. DENNA

    Smart move all around for the Obama administation. I saw our president on Letterman and his response was, as always, measured and respectful. Let Robme go ahead and damn himself. Democrats don't need to do anything. Heck, Romney has screwed up so much he has pretty much provided the Democrats with endless campaign commercials. Thanks Mitt!

    September 19, 2012 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  11. true blue

    Remember this: One who wears sheep clothing, this wacko is out to get American back it's been ages ago with the big battle of the Mormons cult, but the time will come to avenge our great leaders deaths. Money is the root of all evil

    September 19, 2012 06:49 am at 6:49 am |
  12. John,PA

    "More to come, soon" No kidding, more screw ups, gaffs and mistakes by Obama / Biden, not hard to believe from the worst administration in the history of America.

    September 19, 2012 06:58 am at 6:58 am |
  13. Marry

    Yes, there is plenty of time to get registered to vote and on November 6th 2012 - REACT! While you vote for President Obama, do not forget to send all GOP on the tickets and the GOP/TP Congress of “NO” and GOP Senators of “filibuster” home too! When they are out of the way – all our lives will move forward into a better future fast!!!

    September 19, 2012 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  14. GI Joe

    Ryan/Romney -– Lying just to stay in practice.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    September 19, 2012 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  15. GI Joe

    Ryan/Romney -- Lying for votes.

    September 19, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |