Vice President Joe Biden took on Romney in front of the kids Tuesday during a youth fundraiser at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Biden pumped up more than 1,000 millennials assuring them that four years after his election, Obama is still the right choice for the country. [See pictures of Obama's re-election campaign.]
"I'm telling you folks, not only do I know this guy, we've become close," Biden said. "This guy means it, he feels it, he tastes it. It's the reason why he's engaged."According to a White House pool report, Biden's rally was a far cry from the stuffy dinners Obama's been headlining. Biden was ushered to the podium by flashing blue and white disco lights and Rihanna and Salt 'n' Pepa tunes. [Read Gallup: Romney Beating Obama in First Daily Tracking Poll.]
Biden tackled presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney during his short speech, linking Romney to what Biden classified as the Republican's insensitive approach to women's rights and social programs.
"What else will we be revisiting if there's a Romney presidency and a Republican Congress?" Biden said. "What do you think they'll put on the Supreme Court? What do you think will happen to your grandparents' Medicare and Medicaid? How about children and pre-existing conditions, what do you think will happen to them." [See a collection of political cartoons on Mitt Romney.]
Despite polls showing youth voters are less enthusiastic about Obama in 2012 than they were in 2008, Biden said the GOP shouldn't discount youth support for the president.
"It's a very bad bet to bet against you," Biden said. "Because you know better, you know what's at stake. You showed up before... I'm confident your generation's going to show up again."
Proving campaigning is a family affair, the Veep's granddaughter and D.C. high school student Naomi Biden introduced her grandfather and encouraged the crowd to get out to the polls in 2012. "We have to do it again," Naomi Biden said.
Recent polls show youth voters, 66 percent of whom supported the president in 2008, just aren't that inspired by Obama anymore. A Harvard University Poll found that nearly 40 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 29 years-old thought the president would lose re-election in November.