(RICHMOND, Va.) — Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up his final day campaigning in the state of Virginia Monday night, stressing the need for the country to put aside party ideology and unite for the good of the country.
“We are better positioned than any nation in the world to be the leading economy in the 21st century. We are the most powerful military and political force for good the world has ever known and now is time for our politics to be as good and as noble as our people,” Biden said at the Historic Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond.
“It’s time we come together and realize the great potential of this great country,” the vice president continued. “It’s time to replace unyielding ideology with principled compromise. Ladies and gentlemen, I believe most Democrats and Republicans are prepared to do just that. We have absolute confidence in the American people, and we are determined, Barack [Obama] and I, to level the playing field for the middle class, give them a fighting chance.”
“There is no quit in America, and I got news for these guys. It’s never ever ever been a good bet, Gov. [Mitt] Romney and Congressman [Paul] Ryan, it’s never been a good bet to bet against the American people. Folks, we need you to win. We win Virginia, we win this election,” Biden added.
The vice president spent the day campaigning across the state from Sterling to Roanoke before ending his day in Richmond. Biden was joined by his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, Sen. Mark Warner and Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine. Singer John Mellencamp warmed up the crowd, even adapting the lyrics of his song “Pink Houses” to an election theme.
“Come on people, come on people, let’s elect the next president,” Mellencamp sang. “Give the middle class a chance to win and not go back to the old ways again.”
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