Joe Biden's Remark Sparks Controversy
Sarah Palin says Vice President Joe Biden should be fired for this comment to a largely African-American audience about Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
Biden said, "They're going to put y'all back in chains!"
And guess who Palin told Greta Van Susteren who she thinks should replace Biden on the Democratic ticket? None other than Hillary Clinton.
Palin said, "He said such a disgusting comment. The strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary. And I don't want to throw out that suggestion and have them actually accept that suggestion because then an Obama-Hillary Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning."
Palin isn't the only one blasting Biden. Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said on CNBC's Kudlow Report, "I've never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things. I mean, there's a real fear if, god forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it. I mean, this guy just isn't bright. He's never been bright. And people think, well, he just talks too much. Actually, he's just not very smart."
Political commentator Meghan McCain also jumped in, calling the vice president "an idiot" in a radio interview, saying, "I think he's an idiot. And I know people think its cute because he's like crazy grandpa and they like his gaffes, but I think it's offensive."
Biden says his comment was aimed at Republicans who want to deregulate Wall Street. And the V.P. isn't apologizing.
"The Romney campaign put out a tweet and went on the airwaves saying, "Biden, he's outrageous in saying that. I got a message for them—if you want to know what's outrageous, it's their policies."
Appearing on CBS This Morning, Romney continued hammering away at Biden.
Romney replied, "I think that comments of this nature sink the White House just a little lower."
Romney appeared to take personal offense to another comment, this one directly from President Obama about that now-infamous story about Romney driving with his dog Seamus strapped to the roof of his car on a family vacation.
"That's what I said about wind power. You can't drive a car with a windmill on it. Now, I don't know if he's actually tried that. I know he's had other things on his car," said Obama.
Romney said, "These personal attacks, I think, are just demeaning to the office of the White House."
Meanwhile, first lady Michelle Obama brought a breath of fresh air to this increasingly nasty campaign, making a rare joint appearance with the president in Iowa.
"It's good to see my husband, because I haven't seen him in a good week," said the first lady.