(CNN) - The bumper sticker for the president's re-election effort will be "let's get the economy moving," according to Vice President Joe Biden.
Although Biden was quick to highlight specific growth in the economy, he also stressed the importance of the jobs bill proposed by the Obama administration.
"The jobs bill … it's not just the individual jobs, it's getting the economy moving," Biden said on CNN's "State of the Union," in an interview that aired Sunday. "That's why it's so important that this jobs bill be passed, so there's something positive occurring."
When asked how economic negatives like the record high misery index level – which combines unemployment and inflation - will influence the election, Biden said the argument to voters will be that the economy is improving, and that Democrats are a better choice than Republicans.
"Everything is a choice. There's a clear choice emerging here," Biden said. "Listening to the Republican debates, what is their answer?"
The second most powerful Democrat in the party said the GOP is advocating for the same policies that led to the financial downturn like deregulating Wall Street, cutting environmental regulations and increasing tax cuts for the very wealthy.
While saying the next election will be "tough," he also espoused optimism.
"The country has inherited very difficult political and economic times," Biden told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley, adding that "when people begin to focus, I think the choice is going to become awfully clear."
What if the GOP nominee is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the current frontrunner and target of the president's advisers?
"I think whoever is our opponent will be tough," Biden said.
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