ANOTHER BIDEN GAFFE:CNN: Biden in hot water with some Ohioans

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    September 19, 2008
    Biden in hot water with some Ohioans
    Posted: 05:05 PM ET

    From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
    Biden may have upset some crucial swing state voters.
    Biden may have upset some crucial swing state voters.

    (CNN) — Joe Biden's off-the-cuff remarks on the trail have at times taken the Obama campaign off-message, but the Delaware senator's latest riff just may have landed him in hot water with voters — and die hard football fans — in a key battleground state.

    Speaking to members of the University of Delaware football team Friday morning, the Democratic VP candidate said he thinks the Fightin Blue Hens (1-1 this season) could thrash a certain team from Ohio.

    "I was out in Ohio," he said while fiddling with a football in his hands. "I told the folks in Ohio that we'd kick Ohio State's ass!" (It remains unclear if Biden actually ever told Ohio voters this.)

    Biden, a proud University of Delaware alum, was clearly trying to rally his Division 1-AA team ahead of their match-up with Furman this weekend, but the comments couldn't have come at a worse time for faithful Buckeye fans who saw their team suffer a 35-3 trouncing at the hands of USC last weekend.

    The comments also come as polls show the race in Ohio could hardly be tighter: A CNN poll of polls in the Buckeye state shows Obama holding a slim 1 point lead there. Close enough, presumably, that enough angry OSU fans could just make the difference — at least that's what Republicans are hoping.

    The state GOP is already attacking the Democratic ticket over the comments, as well as his comments yesterday suggesting it was patriotic for some wealthier Americans to pay higher taxes.

    "As if his comments about it being a patriotic duty for Ohioans to pay higher taxes weren't bad enough, now Biden is taking pot shots at the Buckeyes," GOP State chair Bob Bennett said. "Barack Obama and Joe Biden must really think they can win this election without Ohio, because they're doing their best to lose it with stupid comments like these. Keep talking, Joe."

    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Biden in hot water with some Ohioans - Blogs from CNN.com
     
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    folks in Ohio are NOT playin' when it comes to the Buckeyes! You can get your ass killed talking smack about the Buckeyes.. they are like gods up there in Ohio.
     
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    If people are honestly basing their vote off this and making a big deal out of this then country is more fucking stupid then I thought.
     
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    Too bad their gods continue to let them down huh?

    Oh hey wait, organized religion lets down most of it's followers too when they pray!

    Welcome to the club then Buckeyes!

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Are you a USC fan?
     
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    That explains why Ohio State doesn't play elite teams. Because when they do, the Ohioans idols are toast. Shocked. End of Days.
     
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    Nope, I really don't watch College football often. When I do, I like BC.
     
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    CNN just proves it is more about tabloids than providing a credible outlet for election news.
     
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    Being a Buckeye fan I can say that this would not affect my vote if I supported Obama in the first place.
     
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    I hate to tell you this, but this country is A LOT MORE STUPID THAN YOU THOUGHT!!!

    Which explains George W. Bush and Sarah Palin.....
     

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