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Obama seemed willing to let Biden's comments pass, saying: "I didn't take it personally and I don't think he intended to offend..."
Later in the day
"African-American presidential candidates like Jesse Jackson, Shirley Chisholm, Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton gave a voice to many important issues through their campaigns, and no one would call them inarticulate," said Obama.
"Knowing Joe Biden the way I do, I'm sure he didn't mean it as off-color, but it is certainly highly suggestive," Jackson said.
"I don't know whether it was an attempt to diminish what I had done in '88, or to say Barack is all style and no substance," Jackson said.