Vice President Joe Biden will be in Tampa during the Republican National Convention, a campaign official confirms.
"Next week, on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Tampa area and other cities for campaign events," an Obama campaign official tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD. "Additional details on the Vice President’s trip are forthcoming."
The Republican National Convention will run from August 27-30 in Tampa.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address that launches the Republican National Convention in two weeks, telling USA TODAY he plans to make an "emphatic" argument on behalf of GOP approaches and shared sacrifice to face the nation's biggest challenges.
Regardless of one's precise political peccadilloes, most of us agree this is one of the most important elections of our lifetime. However, one gets the feeling the Romney campaign, and even the RNC, either aren't aware of the stakes or, perhaps, just not sure of the best way to convey those stakes to the electorate. But there's a simple way to make sure the upcoming Republican convention in Tampa acts as a constant reminder of the stakes.
Barack Obama's campaign speech yesterday in Ohio was billed as a "reframing" and and a "reboot," but as a new video from the Republican National Committee shows, it was really a "replay" of an "old speech," one given April 3 to the Associated Press Luncheon.
"I believe this is a make or break moment for the middle class," Obama said in April. Yesterday, he also said that it's a "make or break moment for the middle class."
That's the question the latest web ad from the Republican National Committee is asking--"What do you do when you don't have a record to run on?"
In a statement, RNC chair Reince Priebus says, "President Obama has no record to run on so he's out on the campaign trail resorting to the very tactics he once campaigned against. ... It's sad to see the candidate of 'Hope and Change' become the president of 'Hype and Blame.'
The Republican National Committee is releasing a new web ad today that contrasts Vice President Joe Biden's declaration last year that "the United States and Russia no longer have good reason not to trust one another" with news that Russia is arming Bashar al-Assad as he beats back protesters in Syria.
The Republican National Committee is wishing Obamacare--President Obama's signature health care overhaul legislation--a "happy birthday" with this banner, hanging from the RNC office here in Washington:
Via Real Clear Politics, Democratic party spokesman Brad Woodhouse makes a bizarre assertion in response to Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus comparing Obama to the captain of a wrecked Italian cruise ship:
When Barack Obama last ran for president, he didn’t have much of a paper trail. He’d only been a state senator and U.S. senator for a few years, and had done a pretty good job of keeping his head down. Obama had not published much and had hardly been quoted. Now, however, there’s a large trove of promises and statements, dating back four years (the first year running for president, and the last three since taking office).