POLITICS
09/06/2012 10:41 pm ET

Joe Biden DNC Video Casts Vice President As Middle Class Hero

An introductory video before Vice President Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention sought to cast him firmly as a success story of America's middle class and a fighter for it in tough economic times.

"Middle class wasn't a number, it wasn't a net worth, it was your values set," Biden said in the biographical video.

He said "the longest walk a parent can make is up to a child's bedroom" to tell their child that they can't pay for little league or a chorus because the parent lost their job.

"My dad made that walk. Think how many people have made that walk. They're not looking for a handout, they're looking for a shot," he said.

"We're in a fight for the middle class, and there's no one I'd rather have in that fight than Joe Biden," said President Barack Obama in the video.

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