But in addition to Mr. Biden’s activities, there’s plenty of other politicking going on – on both sides. Former President Bill Clinton, freed of governing responsibility, is on a major tour of key states this week, hitting Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin. The Obama campaign put out a TV ad Monday afternoon slamming a Romney ad from the day before on the auto bailout. And on Tuesday, the “Gotta Vote” bus tour, a joint venture by the Democratic National Committee and the Obama campaign, is making stops in Iowa, encouraging early voting.
As the party out of power, the Republicans are less constrained, though portraying most of their campaign activities as storm-related. Mitt Romney, running mate Paul Ryan, and Mr. Romney’s wife, Ann, are all making public appearances Tuesday in battleground states, mostly for “storm relief events.” Mr. Romney is in Ohio, the potential tipping-point state on Nov. 6. Ms. Romney is joining “storm relief collection efforts” at Romney offices in Wisconsin and Iowa, then appearing at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, later in the day.
Mr. Ryan is dropping by storm-relief efforts at Romney offices in Wisconsin Tuesday, and then appearing at three events in Wisconsin on Wednesday.