The Republican Party, represented by an elephant, never forgets.
Reaching back to 2008, the Romney campaign dusted off video of then-vice presidential candidate Joe Biden campaigning in Maumee, where President Obama will be on Thursday.
Among the statements that Biden made are two subjects that Republicans have hammered on repeatedly as evidence that President Obama is out of touch with Ohio on debt and energy.
Biden blasted the national debt that then-President Bush had amassed, which turns out to have been but a stop on to the nearly $15 trillion debt now owed by U.S. citizens.
"They have driven up the national debt to $8 trillion. Ladies and gentlemen, who are these guys, where do they come from, what do they, what possible right do they have to say to anybody, particularly to us, that they know how to manage the economy," Mr. Biden said on Sept. 17, 2008.
Mr. Biden also said he and Mr. Obama didn't support clean coal.
""We're not supporting 'clean coal.' Guess what. China's building two every week. Two dirty coal plants. And it's polluting the United States. It's causing people to die. ... No coal plants here in America."