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Obama: Making Joe Biden Vice President was "The Single Best Decision I Have Made"

President Barack Obama shares a laugh with Vice President Joe Biden, right, after he was introduced at a fundraiser for Delaware Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Del.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
President Barack Obama shares a laugh with Vice President Joe Biden, right, at a fundraiser for Delaware Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

At a Wilmington rally for Democratic Delaware Senate candidate Chris Coons today, President Obama laid to rest any remaining speculation that Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden might switch jobs in 2012, telling a packed crowd in Biden's home state that his choice of vice president was "the single best decision I have made."

He then gave the vice president a hug and called him an "extraordinary" vice president, a "fighter" and "someone who knows what our core mission is."

"Joe hasn't forgotten where he came from," the president added.

Speculation about a possible swap in positions between the vice president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton grew earlier this month when longtime Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward intimated that a possible Obama-Clinton ticket was "on the table" for 2012.

The White House, Clinton, and Biden all immediately dismissed this idea, which White House senior adviser David Axelrod called "complete bulls**t."

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Lucy Madison
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