This cat’s a laugh riot.
President Obama on Wednesday defended Vice President Joe Biden’s “chains” comment, saying it was not meant to “connote” anything other than the Wall Street reform he was discussing at a campaign rally.
The vice president made headlines and drew swift criticism from Republicans Tuesday after he told a crowd at a campaign stop in Virginia that Mitt Romney’s policies would put “y’all back in chains.” The Romney campaign seized on the comment to say that the Obama campaign had hit a new low.
But an “unrattled” Obama told People Magazine the comment was taken out of context and that Biden was discussing that “consumers, the American people, will be a lot worse off it we repeal these [Wall Street reform] laws as the other side is suggesting.”
“In no sense was he trying to connote something other than that,” Obama said. “The truth is that during the course of these campaigns, folks like to get obsessed with how something was phrased even if everybody personally understands that’s not how it was meant. Thats sort of the nature of modern campaigns and modern coverage of campaigns.
Oh, OK, thanks for clearing that up. People magazine? Really? Nice to see he’s sitting down with tough reporters finally.