Joe Biden announced his candidacy for President today and immediately pulled a John Kerry.
Biden said the following (lifted from Hot Air):
Mr. Biden is equally skepticalâ€”albeit in a slightly more backhanded wayâ€”about Mr. Obama. â€œI mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,â€ he said. â€œI mean, thatâ€™s a storybook, man.â€
After all, Biden should know because, as he puts it, Delaware was a slave state.
What a foolish, ignorant thing to say. Couple this with his statement about Dunkin Donuts and you’ve got a real winner on your hands. Way to “Unite Our States” Joe.
If a Republican candidate had made even one of these comments, he or she would be taken out and hanged by the mainstream media. Joe Biden however has gotten away with a few but I think this is the nail in the coffin.
There is more reaction on the right from Hot Air and Mary Katharine Ham.
Audio can be heard here.
Biden apologizes via The Hotline:
“I deeply regret any offense my remark in the New York Observer might have caused anyone. That was not my intent and I expressed that to Senator Obama.” — Sen. Joe Biden, in a statement.
Alternate quote: “I deeply regret ruining my non-existent chances for 2008. That was not my intent and I expressed that to Senator Obama.”
Biden, never to disappoint.