The full quote is from The Daily Show, August 2, 2005:
John Stewart: “You may end up going against a Senate
collegue, Perhaps McCain, perhaps Frist…”
Joe Biden: “Well, John McCain is a personal friend, a
great friend, and I would be honored to run with or
against John McCain, because I think the country would
be better off, it would be well off no matter who.”
John Stewart: “Did I hear you say ‘with’?”
Joe Biden: “You know, um, John McCain and I think
John Stewart: “Don’t become cottage cheese my friend,
Joe Biden: “Yes, I hope John… I wanted John to run
with John Kerry the last time out, and I asked him to
So, basically… Joe Biden was endorsing John McCain as John Kerry’s V.P. -- or possibly his own -- with John McCain switching party affiliations to run!
To make matters worse, John McCain lied to the press, telling them that he was never offered the position as Kerry's running mate, only to later admit that he was offered the position.
... and the video for this is hillarious as hell!
Why so tense, John?!
Tres embarrassing... to McCain! This is just the kind of reminder they need that John McCain has the tendency to be disloyal... and dishonest! You'd think this would scare the bejeezus out of most Republicans, who now have to wonder just how seriously John McCain considered the idea.
Someone in the press should ask John McCain about this conversation. Certainly, his campaign has opened that avenue for questions on it. And maybe they should ask Biden whether John McCain *REALLY* said categorically no to the idea of running as a Democrat.