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Biden Compares Obama Attacks To Past Presidents

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Associated Press Writer
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Democratic vice presidential candidate
Joe Biden is comparing the criticism of his running mate to the
attacks directed at past Presidents Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt
and Kennedy.
Biden said new leaders are almost always confronted with new
negative attacks. He compared what Barack Obama has faced to
challenges to Thomas Jefferson's Christianity, Abraham Lincoln's
commitment to individual rights, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's change
and whether it was safe to pick John F. Kennedy.
The Delaware senator repeatedly asked the crowd at East Carolina
University whether those attacks sounded familiar.
Biden returned to campaign in North Carolina just four days
after appearing here on a three-city bus tour.
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