ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is picking up on his boss' new word, telling a crowd in Florida that "Romnesia" must be contagious because it's spreading to Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
A day after President Barack Obama used "Romnesia" to describe what he says are Republican Mitt Romney's changing positions, Biden worked it into his 38-minute speech today in St. Augustine.
Biden told about 950 people gathered in a basketball gym that Ryan is giving a new explanation for the budget he proposed in the House, saying it's not cutting the budget, but rather slowing its growth.
Earlier, Biden stopped by an Orlando-area campaign office to greet volunteers as part of a two-day swing through crucial Florida.
127-w-30-(David Melendy, AP correspondent, with Vice President Joe Biden)--Vice President Joe Biden has told supporters in Florida that "Romnesia" is spreading. More from the AP's David Melendy. (20 Oct 2012)
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APPHOTO FLKJ103: Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking about election choices, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, during a campaign stop at the Ketterlinus Gymnasium in St. Augustine, Fla. (AP Photo/Kelly Jordan) (20 Oct 2012)
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