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Obama-Biden: Does Obama Want A VP “Do-Over”?

September 11, 2008

While Sarah Palin is out demonstrating why her selection as Vice President was a stroke of political genius, Joe Biden was apparently out explaining how he may not be the best, well, man for the job after all:

“Make no mistake about this,” Biden responded. “Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend, she is qualified to be president of the United States of America, she’s easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America, and quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me. But she’s first rate, I mean that sincerely, she’s first rate, so let’s get that straight.”

This flotsam of self-revelation generated the following from the McCain campaign:

Spokesman Ben Porritt offered this response from the McCain camp: “Barack Obama’s most important decision of this election, and Biden — the candidate he selects — suggests, himself, that he wasn’t the right man for the job, and that Hillary Clinton would have been a better choice. Biden certainly has a credible viewpoint on this.”

Sorry, Obama: When you make your most important decision as a candidate for President of the United States, you don’t get “do-overs.”