Biden tells NAACP Obama stands by convictions


HOUSTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is rallying support for President Barack Obama by telling the NAACP that Obama has the "character of his convictions."

Biden drew cheers as he credited Obama for championing a landmark health care law and launching the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

The vice president outlined detailed differences between Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney on health care, education, energy, women's rights and research.

Members of the civil rights organization, gathered for their annual convention, offered a rousing reception one day after jeering Romney at times during his speech.

Before Biden spoke, President Barack Obama addressed the group in a taped video message. He said he stood on the organization's shoulders and asked its members to stick with him.

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