1. President Barack Obama is defending Vice President Joe Biden against criticism of his remarks that Republican repeal of Wall Street regulations would put voters "back in chains." In an interview with People magazine on Wednesday, Obama said Biden's remarks meant consumers would be worse off if Republicans succeeded in doing away with new restraints on financial institutions. 2. Hundreds of black people were in the audience when Biden added, "They're going to put y'all back in chains." News from The Associated Press 3. Joe does it again! In a speech today in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to forget we're in the 21st century: 'Folks, where's it written we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles?," said Biden. Biden: 'Folks, Where's it Written We Cannot Lead the World in the 20th Century in Making Automobiles?' | The Weekly Standard 4. The White House has to worry that for the next 82 days Joe Biden will be under tremendous scrutiny especially given the fact that Paul Ryan has become such a media-attention magnet. Everyone is anticipating the October 11 debate between Biden and Ryan. Bidens penchant for off-the-cuff remarks doesnt inspire confidence that he wont unintentionally blurt something out when facing Ryan. 5. So Democrats are stuck with Old Joe, who will turn 70 this November. Its said that few people vote for a presidential ticket based on who is filling the No. 2 slot. But some do, and they may matter in a very close race. Its likely that by the time this campaign ends, a lot of people will be more nervous about Joe Biden being a heartbeat away from the presidency than about Paul Ryan. The Trouble with Joe - John Fund - National Review Online Thats a good strategy, Obama. Spend your time explaining Bidens gaffes!