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Ryan, Romney have 'fundamentally different vision for America', says Biden during La Crosse visit

CREATED Oct. 12, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct. 12, 2012

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  • Lacey Crisp reports Video by wtmj.com

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  • Lacey Crisp reports Video by wtmj.com

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LA CROSSE- Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill have wrapped up their visit to UW-La Crosse, just hours after the VP debate against Janesville native Paul Ryan.

Biden took the opportunity to rally support in Ryan's home state, albeit 45 minutes later than planned.

"Thank you for waiting, I'm sorry we were a little late heading out here," said Biden to a crowd of about 2,000 people.

Biden thanked his wife for his introduction, and told the crowd that he thinks highly of Ryan as a person.

"I think he's a decent guy and he has a beautiful family...and for that I have great respect for him."

However, Biden said personality aside, they don't see eye-to-eye on many things.

"Congressman Ryan and I, Governor Romney and the president -- we have a fundamentally different vision for America, and quite frankly, a fundamentally different value set."

Biden believes the American voters have two vastly different campaigns to choose from.

"The differences that we have about the future of this country are profound," said Biden.  "They are as profound as any differences in any presidential campaign that I've observed and been involved in."

Meanwhile, Paul Ryan is expected to host a town hall meeting on Monday.