Adding to his long list of verbal miscues, Vice President Joe Biden mixed up the name of the Democratic Senate candidate in Lynchburg, Virginia on Sunday, calling him by the wrong two different times.
“I want to tell you, it’s good to be in a state that’s going to be represented by Tim Kaine. What a guy! There is a decent honorable man. That man has more integrity in his little finger than most people have in their whole body. I’m a big Tom Kaine fan, a big Tom Kaine fan,” Biden said at the Lynchburg City Armory.
Adding to the embarrassment was the fact that that the vice president was a featured speaker at a fundraiser for Kaine in May. Kaine is the former Virginia governor, and is running for the Senate against Republican George Allen, also a former Virginia governor. Still think it could happen to anyone? Kaine was also the chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to 2011.
The Romney campaign immediately circulated a video of the gaffe on Twitter for which the Dems fired back with this statement.
“Once again, Mitt Romney’s campaign is showing their focus on the big things – like one letter in Tim Kaine’s name. If they put as much time and effort into their policies, maybe we’d finally have an answer for how they’d pay for $5 trillion in tax cuts weighted to the very wealthy,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith said in a statement.
Earlier in the week, Biden mistakenly said he was in Iowa while campaigning in Ohio.
Sadly, there are no reports of a third party candidate stepping forward to upgrade the quality of choices in the upcoming election.
Read more about Biden’s gaffe on Yahoo.