GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- About a thousand people packed into the National Railroad Museum in Ashwaubenon this afternoon for a campaign speech from Vice President Joe Biden.
The stop was part of Biden's "Road to Charlotte" tour, which includes several stops on the way to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, set to start on Tuesday.
Biden's comments at the museum focused on Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, and running mate Paul Ryan. He said the GOP ticket represented a step in the wrong direction.
"This country faces the starkest choice for president in my memory," Biden said.
He also said the addition of Ryan, the U.S. Congressman from Janesville, Wisc., to the ticket has helped define what he thinks Republicans have planned if they win the White House in November's general election.
"They call their plan new, bold and gutsy" said Biden. "There's nothing gutsy about giving a trillion dollar new tax cut for millionaires only. There's nothing bold about gutting Medicare and turning it into a voucher system in order to pay for those cuts in taxes. So what's new about it. Not only is it not new. It's not fair. And it's simply not right."
Republicans in Wisconsin have said Biden's visit means Democrats are worried about losing Wisconsin in November.
"I think the vice president is coming here because they're really worried about Wisconsin," said Ted Kanavas, Wisconsin Co-Chair of the Romney campaign. "With Paul Ryan on the ticket we're in a position to win the state and they have a very hard time winning this election if they don't win the state of Wisconsin."
Many experts now consider Wisconsin a toss-up in the presidential race. The latest Marquette University poll, conducted August 16-19, has President Obama leading Mitt Romney by three points.
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