Vice President Joe Biden was on his way to a prom years ago when he saw his father pacing outside.
Had something happened to Mom? Was something wrong?
His father, it turned out, had just returned from the bank, where he was turned down for a loan to pay for Biden’s education at the University of Delaware. “I’m so ashamed,” Biden recalled him saying.
The anecdote, delivered in a speech Monday to students at Florida State University, was used to promote President Barack Obama’s new college affordability plan — which would reward states for keeping costs low.