Speaking at UNC Charlotte on Thursday, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden sought to tie Republican John McCain's economic policies to those of President Bush.
“If it walks like a duck, if it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it's a duck,” he said. “Well guess what? John McCain and Sarah Palin are quacking like George Bush.”
Biden spoke to a mostly student crowd of around 1,500 at UNCC's Halton Arena. He made similar apppearances later in Winston-Salem and Raleigh. It was his third visit to the state since the Democratic convention in August.
Acknowledging the region, if not his audience, Biden described the campaign with a NASCAR analogy.
“Here in Charlotte, you know racing better than anybody,” he said. “Right now our campaigns are trading paint. And I can tell you the McCain campaign is getting a little loose … He doesn't have a very steady hand these days.”
Republican spokesman Alex Conant took note of the analogy.
“Joe Biden is being loose with his ‘rhetorical flourishes' again,” he said. “To offer a more accurate NASCAR analogy than Biden did: If Obama wins, he will raise taxes and our economy will go from a yellow to red flag.”
But Biden said Obama would cut middle-class taxes. They've said their administration would cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans.
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