Obama defends Biden’s “chains” remark, rejects Palin’s advice to replace him with Hillary (+video)

(by FoxNews.com) President Obama defended Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday against criticism of his remarks that Republican repeal of Wall Street regulations would put voters “back in chains.”

Obama also brushed off Sarah Palin’s suggestion on Fox News that he drop Biden from the ticket in favor of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee and a Fox News contributor, had said Biden’s comments are the latest example of how he “really drags down that ticket.”

“If that’s not the nail in the coffin, really, the strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary,” Palin said. “And I don’t want to throw out that suggestion and have them actually accept the suggestion because then an Obama-Hillary Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning.”

But Obama, in an interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” downplayed Palin’s comments: “We don’t spend a lot of time worrying about the chatter and the noise and this and that,” he said. “The country isn’t as divided with gaffes or some stray remark as Washington is. Most folks know that’s just sort of a WWF wrestling part of politics. It doesn’t mean anything, just fills up a lot of air time.”  Read more from this story HERE.

Here’s what Palin said on Fox about replacing VP Joe Biden with Hillary:

  • Nate

    Sarah Palin is a genius. Just the fact the SHE said that will assure that BHO will never make that decision now. Biden adds just another problem with the Obama ticket that anyone who’s undecided will have to think about when they make up their mind in November (how ironic).

  • wisewoman

    I really do wish McCain and Palin would keep their mouths shut on this topic. What if Obama did drop Biden in favor of Hilary? He’d probably shoot off the charts, and we would lose this election, too. Hilary is just as bad as Obama in her ideology and beliefs – I’ve read every book that has a passage about her record and life. She sat at Alynski’s meetings and learned well. She is just better at hiding it.

    • CSN

      Obama hates Hillary, see my above remark….it will NEVER HAPPEN.

  • CSN

    I’m glad Obama rejected the advice to replace Biden with Hillary, because it would increase his chances of winning. Obama hates Hillary and Bill Clinton. He hired a hit man to kill one of their campaign staffers who was very close to the Clintons, because they were leaking the fact he was not a US Citizen. Remember…the Clinton’s were the “First Birthers”. I don’t like Hillary either…she’s complicit with the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of the Middle East, and her Secretary is Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Informer, as found out by Michelle Bachmann, who should get a medal of honor for her stalwart information and strong character. Why don’t we put it this way….Obama is out for himself, and he wants to rule the world, not the USA. If he wins the next election, it will be the end of America as we knew it, and freedom will be a thing of the past. Expect the UN to come in here and take away our guns and our rights, unless we do something to stop it!