Joe Biden Screws Up Again, Forgets Name of Virginia Senate Candidate

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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.

–Mike Hammer

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About Mike Hammer

Mike Hammer was the Executive Editor of Maxim Magazine and Editor and Chief of Stuff Magazine. He has worked in publishing as a writer and an editor for the past 30 years.

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  2. Anthony September 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    Freedom of the press is one of the pillars of a free steociy. In other places, other times, people had their presses smashed, their offices burned, were even murdered, because they insisted on speaking the truth. Many ran secret, hand-cranked presses and distributed leaflets at great peril, like the Scholls.Yet in America today, our press willingly & eagerly sold out, pawned its freedom for some Nielson points & FSI buys.This is key. The press is an institution, though, and cannot sell out or lie; human beings do that. The reason that’s key is: for the press of a free steociy as big as ours to willingly sell out, millions of ordinary individual human beings, one by one, have to sell out. A free citizenry eagerly selling out happens when fanaticism has taken hold, when enough of the citizenry willingly joins a movement. In a healthy steociy movements stay small and on the fringe, they’re cults. But when emptiness overtakes too many in a steociy the fanaticism isn’t seen as abnormal (cult), it’s felt by enough people that it seems normal and becomes a movement. We’ve seen it in our time with the Right (religious right, Dubya & terrorism, tea party) and then the Left (Obama) and now movement-leaning lefties who rejected Obama are receptive to a movement of their own. The Press and all movement drivers and joiners are ordinary people looking for a way to be bigger than their emptiness feels inside. Obama provided that. He wasn’t the first; he won’t be the last.Human beings do terrible things when they’ve felt small and empty then find something fanatical that makes them feel powerful.