Vice President Joe Biden made an unscheduled stop in Floyd Tuesday afternoon as part of a campaign roadshow swing through Virginia.
Rain also made a scheduled stop in some parts of the county.
Good thing. We needed the rain.
The Secret Service began locking down the town about an hour before Biden’s arrival. The veep met passers-by on the street, visited Angels in the Attic and hold court at The Floyd Country Store.
The stop came after the Vice President appeared in Danville to tell supporters that “with your help, we can carry North Carolina.”
Joe was in Virginia, not North Carolina but then geography has never been one of Biden’s strong points.
Now that we think about it, we can’t remember any of Biden’s strong points, if he in fact has any.
One has to wonder about the wisdom of Biden’s campaign swing through Floyd County, which hasn’t voted for a Democratic President since Franklin Roosevelt. With the Obama campaign’s lackluster fundraising lagging far behind challenger Mitt Romney one would think they’d be more cautious about how their contributor’s money is spent.
But the words “political” and “wisdom” are too often mutually-exclusive.