Biden, on final swing through Virginia, takes aim at Romney auto ad
November 5th, 2012
02:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden, on final swing through Virginia, takes aim at Romney auto ad

Sterling, Virginia (CNN) - Joe Biden, speaking to an enthusiastic crowd in Virginia Monday, continued his assault on Mitt Romney's T.V. commercial claiming Chrysler is sending Jeep production to China, saying the spot running in Ohio was scaring already-nervous auto workers.

"Now they're trying to scare the living bedevil out of Ohioans. One in eight jobs in Ohio is in the automobile industry," Biden said at the event at a farm in Sterling.

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The ad in question, airing in the Toledo market, claims GM plans to double the number of cars built in China and that Chrysler plans to start making Jeeps in the same country.

"Mitt Romney: He'll stand up for the auto industry in Ohio, not China," the ad's narrator concludes.

Executives for General Motors and Chrysler blasted Romney for the spot, saying there's no truth to the claim that Jeep production is headed to China, saying instead Chrysler was considering opening a Jeep plant in China to manufactures vehicles to be sold in the country.

"So they're running an ad nonstop, even though every single solitary outlet has pointed out it's a lie," Biden said Monday in Virginia, pointing to gains made by the American auto industry in the years since the auto bailout was implemented.

"Just as people are getting up off their backs, just as they're able to turn and look at their kid and say, honey, it's going to be OK, dad or mom's back, they're getting the living devil scared out of them again. They're running these ads nonstop saying their jobs are going to be lost again," the vice president said.

Joining Biden in Virginia was Democratic Senate Candidate Tim Kaine, as well as Virgina's two Democratic senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner, all of whom will travel with the vice president for the rest of his swing through Virginia.

At the beginning of his 20 minutes-long remarks, Biden described the efforts he and President Barack Obama were taking to assist people in the path of last week's storm, and following the speech joined Obama, governors and mayors on a conference call with FEMA to discuss the federal government's storm relief effort.


Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Virginia
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Critical Thinking

    Mr Vice President, remember you are in Virginia and it's the 21st Century...go

    November 5, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain: All of the GOP's policies are proven failures!

    "Executives for General Motors and Chrysler blasted Romney for the spot, saying there's no truth to the claim that Jeep production is headed to China, saying instead Chrysler was considering opening a Jeep plant in China to manufactures vehicles to be sold in the country."

    What else do you need to know, folks? Mittens is a desperate liar!

    Obama/Biden 2012 = The only sane choice

    November 5, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  3. cali girl

    Robmey slogan: Lies, Lies, Lies Yeah......Lies, Lies, Lies Yeah.

    November 5, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  4. Tommy G

    Are all those car jobs in China union jobs??? Highly doubtful. Where is the UAW outrage???

    If GM still owes the American taxpayer money, they should not be outsourcing jobs to China. Geez, isn't this what the pathetic Obama/Biden camapign was accusing Romney of doing?!

    November 5, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. rob

    Romney was refering to Jeep opening a new plant in China instead of the USA. Another Strawman arguement from the Dems as usual. Also, consider that Chrysler is majority owned by an ITALIAN COMPANY. Fiat has even less motivation to help us creat new jobs here than our own companies.

    Here comes the lanslide folks, see you in January with a President Romney and the beginning of the renewed American prosperity.

    Nov. 6th is finally here

    November 5, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. Marry

    @ rob How can you live with yourself defending lies? You are Republican! That explains everything!

    November 5, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  7. truth hurts

    Crazy Joe!! I love you man!!! Tell us more about how you and Obama have been HAMMERING the middle class for the last 4 years!!! And how we can count on you for 4 more years of the same!!! Dang it is scary this dolt is that close to the launch codes. He's the Sarah Palin of the Democrat Party!!!

    November 5, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. Jack

    Nobody makes Mitt look like the empty suit that he is, like Biden and Clinton.

    November 5, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  9. BetterDaysAhead

    ROMNEY/RYAN 2012! Lead, follow, or get out of the way! It's about time we have a president that leads, President Mitt Romney!!

    November 5, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "Are all those car jobs in China union jobs??? Highly doubtful. Where is the UAW outrage???

    If GM still owes the American taxpayer money, they should not be outsourcing jobs to China. Geez, isn't this what the pathetic Obama/Biden camapign was accusing Romney of doing?!"
    ===
    What part of the Mittens campaign ad being 100% untrue did you fail to understand?

    November 5, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. Ind.

    Biden, YOU'RE A BUFFOON!!!!!!!

    November 5, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  12. Ind.

    Voting for Hussein (Obama) is insane.

    November 5, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  13. LIP

    What kind of spin is Biden doing here. Of course Chrysler, owned by Fiat, is building plants in China. Why you ask...because the Unions are driving business overseas people. You want jobs back, then get control of the unions and their outrageous wages that are killing our economy (along with the Democrats) and elect Romney.

    November 5, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. Gurgyl

    VA JUST LISTEN TO ME, go for OBAMA12.

    November 5, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  15. Ind.

    ROMNEY / RYAN 2012 Because there is no other sane option.

    November 5, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  16. Chris in NY

    I have never seen a man lie so easily and with a smile on his face like Mitt Robme. He's had more pants on fire than all previous Presidential candidates combined. And because of hatred for the man now in power many are willing to buy in to his lies. Hatred can only go so far. Democrats tried it in 2004 and it came up short. This too will.

    November 5, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  17. Chris in NY

    Forward ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Backward never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 5, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  18. BetterDaysAhead

    Gurgyl and Sniffit..... says it all right there!

    ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

    November 5, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. plain&simple

    Biden has the ability to upset wingnutts better than anyone I have ever seen!!! The truth always drives the irrationals crazy!!!!

    November 5, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  20. DumbasRocks [R]s

    The [R]s running ads with lies? Tell me it ain't so....... More like, tell me when its been otherwise.

    Unions ruining our economy, huh LIP?....you might want to wake-up from your dream, and search for some real facts.

    You neo-morons think that to save our economy American workers need to live like 3rd world peasants so execs like Willard can live like 3rd world millionaire oligarchs. You idiots are so backwards that you don't even realize that it is on YOUR backs that their riches will be made. How dumb can you be to CHOSE that for yourself, for your country???!!!

    November 5, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  21. LIP

    I was wrong about what I said earlier...Facts said it was Bush that saved the auto industry and Obama took the credit. They also said that Obama tied the hands of Chrysler and they were forced to sell to Fiat and it is Fiat that is building a plant in Italy because of our flagging economy. Still means the same thing...we are losing more business because Obama is a bad business manager

    November 5, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  22. rs

    rob-

    Quit spinning. Romney got caught in a lie- Again.

    November 5, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  23. rs

    truth hurts-

    If by logic the VP is "Crazy Joe", please explain how he made Ryan look so stupid, and ideological in their debate?

    How can you support a campaign built on SO MANY lies? R & R could care less about American or jobs- voting for them makes no sense.

    November 5, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |