Mitt Romney slammed Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday for making what Romney called an “outrageous charge” — evidence, he said, of “an angry and desperate presidency.”
Romney, using some of his most pointed language to date on the campaign trail, accused Obama of running a “campaign of division and anger and hate,” and specifically objected to comments Biden had made earlier Tuesday to a crowd in Virginia.
The vice president suggested that Romney and the Republicans intend to roll back Wall Street regulations and “put y’all back in chains.”
That remark drew a sharp response from Romney’s campaign, which called it a “new low.” Romney picked up on that line of attack at the campaign stop in Ohio, rolling out a speech he had spent the last two days writing. In it, he pilloried the president’s record and accused him of being “intellectually exhausted.”
“His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency,” Romney told a crowd of thousands gathered here at the final stop on his five-state bus tour. “Another outrageous charge came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower. This is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like.”