Vice President Joe Biden will only be in Nashville for several hours today. Since he's attending a private fundraiser, with only supportive donors on hand to hear remarks from President Barack Obama's gaffe-prone right-hand man, the visit isn't likely to make too much news, beyond the traffic reports.
However, the state Republican party has taken the opportunity to lob some election-year rhetoric at Biden as he swings through town. Along with the video above, they've released a statement from state party chairman Chris Devaney, who argues that Obama and Biden should follow the example of Tennessee's Republican leadership, who, God love 'em, followed the state constitution and passed a balanced budget.
Devaney's statement is after the jump:
“Instead of Joe Biden coming here to ask hard-working taxpayers to fill the pockets of Obama’s re-election campaign, Biden and Obama should be in Tennessee to learn how real leadership can balance a budget, cut taxes, and encourage job growth- something our Republican leadership understands.
“Obama and Biden don’t have a positive record to run on, so all they can hope for is a whole lot of cash to finance their campaign of more distractions and diversions, not solutions and leadership.”