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Senator Joseph Biden Jr., the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, is an experienced, serious and smart man. But he does say some curious things. A day on the campaign trail without some cringe-inducing gaffe is a rare blessing. He has not been too blessed lately.
Just this week, he mused that Senator Barack Obama might have been better off with Hillary Rodham Clinton as his running mate.
"Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America," Biden said Wednesday in Nashua, New Hampshire. "Quite frankly it might have been a better pick than me."
Earlier in the week, in Columbia, Missouri, Biden urged a paraplegic state official to stand up to be recognized.
"Chuck, stand up, let the people see you," Biden shouted to State Senator Chuck Graham, before realizing, to his horror, that Graham uses a wheelchair. "Oh, God love ya," Biden said. "What am I talking about?"
Originally posted by centurion1211
Sorry to hear about your "house divided". I guess I'm luckier in that my wife and I agree about almost everything.
Originally posted by LLoyd45
As for his gaffe on asking his wheelchair bound colleague to stand up, it was just a slip. He's 65 years old and I imagine his recall and memory are a bit impaired. Biden has also had two surgeries for brain aneurysms that could also have some unknown side effects.