Joe Cool: Biden slips on shades during campaign speech

Story highlights

  • "Sorry, I'm doing this because maybe when I need a job, Ray Ban may have me as a sponsor," Biden joked
  • Biden and his sunglasses have become somewhat iconic over the years

Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden took a moment in the middle of a campaign speech Wednesday to stump for something a little less political: his Ray Ban sunglasses.

The November sun was apparently shining in the vice president's eyes, leading him to put on his signature shades while speaking about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Tampa, Florida.
    The vice president received some cheers from the audience as he put the sunglasses on, to which he jokingly replied: "Sorry, I'm doing this because maybe when I need a job, Ray Ban may have me as a sponsor."
    Biden and his sunglasses have become somewhat iconic over the course of his eight years in the Obama administration -- even making an appearance in a White House video for the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner.
    "I've been wearing these since I've been 15 years old," Biden said at the rally before returning to speaking about Clinton.
    With six days until Election Days, Biden is on the trail alongside a number of other high-profile Democrats campaigning for Clinton in the final stretch of the 2016 election.