In a presidential election that could feature two Harvard-trained candidates not known for their common touch, President Barack Obama’s campaign With a tough re-election fight looming in November, Obama campaign officials hope Biden’s back-slapping demeanor and humble origins will help win the support of blue collar voters.

Though Obama did not win the white working class vote in 2008, he will have to hold losses to a manageable level in order to win industrial Midwestern states like Ohio that will be crucial battlegrounds in the fall, analysts say
deployed a new weapon on Thursday: Vice President Joe Biden.