- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 11, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden appeared at a closed-door fundraiser in South Carolina on Friday, where he took a shot at former President Bill Clinton’s tenure, according to a CNN report.

Mr. Biden gave what one attendee called “an Elizabeth Warren-type speech,” focusing mostly on the economic woes of the middle class. But one of his most notable comments came when he set his sights on the latter half of Mr. Clinton’s presidency.

Mr. Biden said the fraying of middle-class economic security did not begin during President George W. Bush’s terms, but earlier, in the “later years of the Clinton administration,” CNN reported, citing three sources.

The vice president could face off against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016 for the Democratic presidential nomination — if they so choose to run.

One Democrat told CNN that Mr. Biden gave and “almost revival-type speech today.”

“I have never seen him this good. He was on fire,” the source said. “Sometimes when Joe gives a speech that goes on for 30 minutes, people are kind of drifting off or looking at their watches. But he was more enthused, more passionate. He was a preacher delivering a sermon.”

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