1. Gaffe

    Biden Comment Causes Backlash

    Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to students and educators about student loans, Thursday, May 10, 2012, during a White House Briefing on College Affordability in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Charles Dharapak / AP Photo

    Surprise, surprise. Vice President Joe Biden’s comments Tuesday are facing criticism from the GOP. During a campaign stop in Danville, Va., Biden said, “[Romney] said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks write their own rules—unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains.” The audience of about 1,000 supporters was roughly half African-American. Romney’s press secretary called the comment a “new low” for the Obama campaign. Biden clarified his remarks later in the day, saying he was referring to Ryan's words that a limited government would "unshackle our economy," and that he had mistakenly said the word "unchained." 

    Read it at Politico