Senator Joe Biden is reportedly planning to formally enter the presidential race. But his campaign seems to be imploding before it can even launched. CNN reports:
In [a New York Observer] article published Wednesday, Biden is quoted evaluating presidential rivals [Clinton, Edwards and Obama]. His remarks about Obama, the only African-American serving in the Senate, drew the most scrutiny.
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man."
Biden issued a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying: "I deeply regret any offense my remark in the New York Observer might have caused anyone. That was not my intent and I expressed that to Sen. Obama."