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 Woodwardthat a possible Obama-Clinton ticket was "on the table" for 2012.
The White House, Clinton, and Biden all immediatelythis idea, which White House senior adviser David Axelrod called "complete bulls**t."
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