hile addressing a predominantly African-American crowd at a campaign stop in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden said that Mitt Romney's bank-friendly policies would allow the financial sector to "put you all back in chains." Although the audience didn't visibly react to the the famously gaffe-prone Biden's phrasing, Republicans quickly seized on it, arguing that the Democrats have reached a "new low." Romney reps called the wording "not acceptable," and are calling for President Obama to "tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden's comments."
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