Took an evening to head up north for an event with Joe Biden. I had heard he was a great speaker in these types of settings, so i was looking forward to it. The event was a great chance to discuss the politics of the day with a variety of different people. Rahm stopped by to say hello and then Joe Biden came out to share a few thoughts on why he felt the re-election campaign would be successful.
He was very candid in his fundraising assessment. He expects Romney and his Super PACs to pull in well over a billion dollars, which will make winning the TV advertising war a tough road. He also said that there are roughy 10 swing states that will really matter (I'm paraphrasing), and that's where the campaign will fight to marginalize the TV advantage and out hustle Romney in the ground game with their well organized machine (paraphrasing again). Given what we saw in 2008, it seems very plausible. He also explained why he believes they will win back the house this Fall. His POV on the current polls is that people are still angry about the whole situation, but by the time the 2nd debate is finished, people will really that Romney is not the right guy. Said another way: "It's June...". In any case, it was also great to hear a little more about Joe Biden, who I really didn't know that well.
My favorite two quotes went something like: "These days, a 'gaffe' in Washington is when a politician tells the truth!" and "Romney calls his donors 'investors', well they're certainly investing a hell of a lot to create a job for one person."
In the end, here are a few pics from the night that I liked...