Vice President Joe Biden talked up cheerleaders at a campaign stop earlier today. Via the pool report:

VPOTUS made a stop Friday afternoon at Newport High School in Newport, N.H., where he spoke to boys and girls on the high school’s sports teams. He walked down a pathway with a coach in Newport orange and reached about 100 students in their sports uniforms waiting for him in a semi-circle.He cradled a football under his arm as he spoke. He began by asking which teams were represented – football, soccer, lacrosse and cross-country. Any others? He asked.

“Cheerleaders,’’ a group of girls shouted.

“Guess what, the cheerleaders in college are the best athletes in college,’’ VPOTUS told them. “You think, I’m joking, they’re almost all gymansts, the stuff they do on hard wood, it blows my mind.’’

“Anyway it’s so great to see you guys,’’ he said.“I thought I’d get to play a little bit.’’

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