(WASHINGTON TIMES) — Vice President Joseph R. Biden told an audience that included several hundred black supporters Tuesday that Republican Mitt Romney’s efforts to loosen Wall Street regulations would put voters “back in chains.”

“Romney wants to, he said in the first 100 days, he’s gonna let the big banks again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street” Mr. Biden said of the presumptive GOP nominee at a campaign rally in Danville, Va. The vice president then lowered his voice and added, “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”

Danville is roughly half black, and there were many black supporters in the audience of about 800 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

The Romney campaign reacted swiftly, accusing the Obama campaign of gutter politics.

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