Are you ever embarrassed by the tone of the campaigns?
Part 9 of vice presidential debate
- Duration 7:56
- Date Oct 11, 2012
Part 9 of vice presidential debate
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And I'm gonna move on to -- in question because we are running out of time.
Certainly known you set it here tonight.
That the two -- you respect our troops enormously.
Your son has served and perhaps some -- your children will serve as well.
I recently spoke to -- highly decorated soldier who said that this presidential campaign.
Has left him -- -- he told me quote the ads are so negative and they are all tearing down each other rather than building up the country.
What would you say to that American hero about this campaign and at the end of the day are you ever embarrassed by the tone.
Vice President Biden.
I would say to him the same thing I say to myself did serve a year in Iraq.
We only have one.
Truly sacred obligation as a government.
That's TrueCrypt those we send in -- harm's way and care for those who come home.
It's only sacred obligation.
Everything else falls behind.
I would also tell him that.
The fact that.
-- don't -- this decorated soldier you talked about.
Fought for his country.
That should be honored.
He should not be thrown in the category of 47%.
Who don't pay their taxes.
While he was out there fighting not having to pay taxes is somehow not taking responsibility.
I would also tell him that.
There are things that have occurred in this campaign and -- every campaign and I'm sure both of us regret anyone having set particularly in.
He's he's Steve's special new groups you can go out there -- all the money they want not have to identify themselves and -- most scurrilous things.
About the other candidate it's it's it's an abomination.
But the bottom line here is -- ask that hero you referenced to take a look at whether or not.
Governor Romney -- President Obama.
Head -- state conviction.
To help lift up the middle class.
Restore them to where they were before in this Great Recession hit -- got wiped out.
Or whether or not he's going to continue to focus on.
Taking care -- very wealthy not asking them to make -- any part of the deal to bring them bring back to middle class economy this country.
I've asked them to take a look at.
When the president of the United States has acted wisely in the use of force and -- whether or not to slipshod comments being made by my.
My friend -- by governor Romney serve.
Serve our interest very well.
But there are things that have been sending campaigns -- I I find it.
Not very appealing.
First wiping them to a service to our country second by say we're not gonna impose these devastating cuts our military.
Which compromises their -- -- safety.
And then I would say you have a president.
Who ran for president four years ago promising hope and change.
Was now turn his campaign into attack.
Blame and the thing.
If you don't have a good record to run on.
The new paint your opponent as someone to run from that was what President Obama -- in 2008.
What he's doing right now.
Look at all the string of broken promises if you like your health care plan you can keep it try telling that to the twenty million people.
Court projected to lose their health insurance of obamacare goes through or the seven point 1000007 point four million seniors are gonna lose it.
Or remember when he said this.
I guarantee if you make less than 250000 dollars your taxes won't go up of the 21 tax increases and obamacare twelve of them hit the middle class.
Remember when he said.
Health insurance premieres -- -- down 2500 dollars per family per year they've gone up 3000 they're expected to open on -- 2400.
Or remember when he said.
I promise by the end of my first -- -- cut the deficit in half in four years.
We've had fort budgets.
Four trillion dollar deficits.
A debt crisis is coming we can't keep spending.
And borrowing like this we can't keep spending when we don't have.
Run the problems to fix problems.
President Obama has not even put a credible plan on the table and in the and it is four years to deal with -- debt crisis.
There's two budgets to deal with this Mitt Romney's put ideas on the table.
We've got to tackle this debt crisis before it tackles us the president wants to say is a plan.
He gave a speech we asked his budget office can we -- the -- they sent us this Press Secretary he was a copy of the speech.
Witness at congressional like -- tell us what pres Obama's plan is to prevent a crisis they said it's a speech we can't estimate speechless -- -- That's what we get in this administration speeches.
-- we're -- leadership Mitt Romney is uniquely qualified.
To fix these problems his lifetime of experience if proven track -- bipartisanship.
And what we have a president who broke his big promise to bring people together to solve the country's biggest problems what I would tell him.
Is we don't have to settle for this -- that do better than this -- -- get equal time I hate you you'll get just a few minutes here.
A few seconds really.
The two budgets.
Of the congress and introduced him eviscerate it all the things -- the middle class cares about.
It is not 91 -- nineteen million people off from Medicare.
It won't -- 200000 children often early education.
It will eliminate the tax credit people have to -- -- other children to college it cuts education my 450.
It -- does it does virtually nothing except continue to increase the tax cuts for the very wealthy.
And you know we've had enough of this -- the idea that these -- so concerned about these deficits nine point now.
He voted to put to words and credit card did.
Where we're going to look at we're going to the closing statements in -- second -- that you're gonna have not raising taxes.
Is not cutting taxes and by the way our budget.
We have not many -- 3% a year instead of for a half percent like they proposed tough not to let me let money -- -- is not to say anything or just for a minute and I want to talk -- very briefly before we go to closing statements.
About your own personal character if you -- elected.
What could you both into this country as a man as a human being that no one else could.
Honesty what no one else could there are plenty of fine people who could lead this country.
What you need are people who when they say they're going to be something they go do it.
What you need -- when people see problems they offer solutions.
To fix those problems we're not getting that book.
We can grow this economy fashion that's what our five point plan for stronger middle class is all about Tug at twelve million jobs higher take -- -- getting people out of poverty in the middle class.
Going with proven pro growth policies that we know work to get people back to work putting ideas on the table working with Democrats.
That actually works tonight on president getting yet to that took that issue of what you could bring as a man human being and I'm really gonna keep it to about fifteen seconds ago.
He gets forty -- -- didn't have charity they didn't have -- -- let me tell.
I my idea my record stands for itself and understanding and help me.
Everybody knows whatever I say I do.
And my whole life has been devoted to leveling the playing field for middle class people didn't even break.
Two main street Wall Street the same holds in the same responsibility.
Look at my record it's been all about the middle class they're the people grow in this country we think you go this country that allowed not for the top.
Okay we now turn to the candidates for their closing state.