POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8:05am
UPDATED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8:10am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — President Obama and Vice President Biden officially began their push this week for re-election, and we're getting a first look at what this campaign may sound like in the fall.
Democrats are on the offensive.
After watching the republican candidates slug it out for months, the President and Vice President are giving Americans what they call a different choice.
"Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich -- these guys have a fundamentally different economic philosophy than we do," said Vice President Joe Biden.
A one-two-three punch in his first campaign event.
Vice President Biden told autoworkers in Ohio Republicans would let their bosses -- and employees -- go bankrupt.
"If you give any one of these guys the keys to the White House, they will bankrupt the middle class again," said Vice President Joe Biden.
"Joe Biden is doing what vice presidential candidates often do, which is calling the other side out on issue differences," said Democratic Strategist Steve McMahon.
In Maryland, President Obama focused on energy and promises from his Republican rivals of cheaper gas.
"They start acting like, 'We've got a magic wand, and we will give you cheap gas forever if you just elect us. . . They dismiss wind power. They dismiss solar power. They make jokes about biofuels. They were against raising fuel standards. I guess they like gas guzzlers," said President Barack Obama.
Newt Gingrich - who's promised two-dollar-fifty-cent gas... Took aim at the president's claim of more drilling since he's been in office.
"This is utter intellectual nonsense . . . If he wants to represent Saudi oil and algae, I'd be happy to represent American oil and American jobs and we'll see this fall who the American people want to elect," said Newt Gingrich, Presidential Candidate.
A campaign now underway with both sides in the ring.