Didn’t Biden stick his foot in his mouth a year back by calling Obama "articulate" and "clean"?
I think I disagree with Peter below (and David Brooks); I think Obama is rattled, and just succumbed to a clever rope-a-dope from McCain’s camp.
UPDATE: CNN has the original quote here, plus the fallout:
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that’s a storybook, man."
I mean that’s really clunky, man. Add the "Audacity of Dope" to this campaign.