Sarah Palin continued to employ the politics of division with her reference in Greensboro, NC, to the "pro-America areas" of the country:
We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit. And in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard-working very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation.
This is where we find the kindness and the goodness and the courage of everyday Americans -- those who are running our factories and teaching our kids and growing our food and are fighting our wars for us, those who are protecting us in uniform, those who are protecting the virtues of freedom.
Speaking in New Mexico, Joe Biden forcefully criticized Palin's statement:
Ladies and gentlemen, I have never been to a state that hasn't sent its sons and daughters to serve its country. It doesn't matter where you live, we all love this country. And I hope it gets through that one of the reasons why Barack and I are running is that we know how damaging the policy of division...has been.
Which areas, by the way, would Palin consider to be "anti-American"? Should those of us who reside in "the worst of America" or "the unreal America" be issued passports to visit Palinland?