The Boston Globe is calling on Vice President Joe Biden to apologize for telling an audience at a campaign rally, made up largely of African Americans, that Republicans “want to put ya’ll back in chains.”
“[I]magine if Republican Paul Ryan uttered comments like that. Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president would be pilloried for racial insensitivity – and so would Romney,” the Globe’s editorial board wrote in today’s paper. “In the fight for civility and substance over pointless hyperbole, Biden may not be the worst offender. But he’s an offender nonetheless, and he should apologize.”
Similar admonitions were made throughout the week by Republicans and Romney surrogates, including former Democratic congressman-turned-Republican Artur Davis. The Globe’s is the first from a left-leaning editorial board.