Huffpost Politics

Marco Rubio: Joe Biden Is 'The Best Thing We've Got Going'

Posted: Updated:
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks at the Newseum in Washington on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks at the Newseum in Washington on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

DENVER, Colo. -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took advantage on Wednesday of Vice President Joe Biden's comment that the middle class has been "buried" in the past four years, saying Biden might be the best asset Republicans have in the upcoming election.

"For the last four years the American middle class has been buried ... no, those aren't my words," Rubio said in Denver. "Those happen to be the words of the distinguished vice president of the United States of America."

"No, don't boo, he's the best thing we've got going, guys," Rubio said. "Because in a moment of clarity, in a brief moment of clarity, he told us what we already knew."

Rubio's speech -- ostensibly to Latino voters but in reality to a mostly white audience -- was part of the campaign's Juntos Con Romney push. He spoke to about 300 people on the top floor of the National Western Center, which hosts rodeos and other events. Rubio took some time to speak in Spanish, again making reference to Joe Biden, but delivered most of his remarks in English.

Romney continues to struggle with Latino voters, with only 26 percent saying they support him versus the 70 percent who support Obama, according to a CNN poll released Tuesday. Rubio's pitch to Latinos was that Romney can better serve the economy -- a view that so far Latinos don't agree with, according to the same poll -- and can help them better the country for their children.

"Big government doesn't help the middle class, it buries the middle class," Rubio said.

Also on HuffPost:

Polls: Obama vs. Romney
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Marco Rubio Gets After Joe Biden's Latest Gaffe

Zing! Marco Rubio says, 'Don't boo Biden. He's the best thing we've got going!'

Rubio slams Obama, Biden on economy

Rubio rips Obama for 'anemic' jobs growth in Charlotte campaign stop

Political Notebook: Rubio joins Mack on Florida campaign stops Monday

Biden Most Watched at Conventions

 
  Obama Romney
Obama Romney
332 206
Obama leading
Obama won
Romney leading
Romney won
Popular Vote
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Holdover
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats* Republicans
Current Senate 53 47
Seats gained or lost +2 -2
New Total 55 45
* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats Republicans
Seats won 201 234
Click for Full Results