Biden To Campaign In Tampa During RNC Convention, Priebus Responds
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at several campaign events next week in Tampa, during the first two days of the Republican National Convention. Yesterday RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reacted to the scheduling by saying that sometimes parties “play with each other’s conventions,” and suggested that whatever the Democrats might do, “we can do ten times over to them.”
The Obama campaign confirmed earlier this week that Biden will be campaigning in Tampa for two days. Priebus responded by suggesting to BuzzFeed that the GOP may respond in kind to whatever the Democrats have planned.
“I think it’s pretty common among parties to play with each other’s conventions, and we’ll have a pretty big presence in Charlotte as well,” Priebus said. “The nice thing about going first is that whatever they do to us, we can do ten times over to them.”
Does that mean that Romney may counter-program the Democratic convention in Charlotte next month? Priebus replied “You never know where we are going to be.”
“I’m a big believer in: if they punch us, we put on the brass knuckles and punch back,” he added.
The New York Times highlights that generally, candidates of the opposing party tend to “keep a relatively low profile during the other party’s convention,” but notes that President Obama is planning to campaign during the RNC convention as well.
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