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Biden: McCain on ‘Low Road’

November 2, 2008

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden accused Republican John McCain Saturday of taking “the low road to the highest office in the land.”

Speaking to supporters at a rally in Evansville, Ind., Biden predicted that the tone of the campaign would fall even more before Tuesday’s election, CNN reported.

“In my view, over the last few weeks, John McCain’s campaign has gone way over the top,” Biden said. “They are trying to take the low road to the highest office in the land. It’s not only George Bush’s economic policies that John McCain has bought hook, line and sinker. He’s also bought Karl Rove’s brand of political tactics.”

Rove, a Fox News Channel analyst, was Bush’s top political adviser in Texas and Washington.

Talking to reporters Friday night for the first time in weeks, Biden said he hopes he and McCain, who have served together in the Senate for decades, can resume their friendship once the election is over.

“We have strong, strong, fundamental disagreements on policy, and we have our whole political life together. I mean, we’ve been arguing about everything from Amtrak to Afghanistan for, you know, as long as we’ve been together,” he said.

Biden also campaigned Saturday in Ohio.