Heartbeat away.

Via Weekly Standard:

Vice President Joe Biden engaged in a little retail politics earlier today at Nestor’s Gourmet Deli in Boca Raton, Florida:

Where this gets interesting: a man identifying himself to the VP as Steve Grossman, age 39, asks the VP if he can also join them at the table and ask him some questions to help make his decision about voting. The VP welcomes him in, and Grossman sits to the VP’s left.

Grossman says he works in the financial services industry, has two children, and that his healthcare costs are about $13,000 a year.

At this point a waitress comes to take the VP’s order, which was a tuna salad platter and diet coke.

Meanwhile the women seated to the VP’s right have gotten some loved ones on the phone and VP turns to them to speak with them. “I’m sitting here with your wife — not alone!” Biden says to one man. He learns he’s a veteran, and says “Thank you for your service.” Learns he’s in the army, and tells him that’s the branch his son served in. He ends up handing the phone to a staffer to deal with some questions he had. Unclear what they were.

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