In an interview on “CBS Evening News” tonight, Barack Obama’s running mate told Katie Couric that the campaign shouldn’t have played the Age Card. And he’s right.:
CBS’ Katie Couric: “Are you disappointed with the tone of the campaign — the lipstick on the pig stuff and some of the ads? And you guys haven’t been completely guilt-free, making fun of John McCain’s inability to use a computer?”
Biden: “I thought that was terrible, by the way.”
Couric: “Why’d you do it then?”
Biden: “I didn’t know we did it, and if I’d had anything to do with it, we would have never done it. I don’t think Barack… you know, I just think that was…”
Couric: “Did Barack Obama approve that ad? He said he did, right?”
Biden: “I don’t think anything was intentional about that. They were trying to make another point.”
* UPDATE: Biden also said:
That’s very different than deliberately taking a vote Barack Obama had to teach children about how to deal with child-predators and saying he was teaching them sex education in kindergarten. Very different in degree.
I would post the full interview, but I couldn’t figure out a way to do it without making you watch a Sprint ad. If you want to watch it, it’s here.