VP Biden's comments too divisive?
Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder reacts
- Duration 6:27
- Date Aug 15, 2012
Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder reacts
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Romney wants to let that he said the first hundred days he's the what the big banks once again write their own rules.
They're gonna put you all back in -- and.
You know governor Romney wasn't the only one blasting those comments of what Vice President Biden said in Virginia is not sitting well -- One of that State's former governors and did I mention he's a Democrat with me now when my favorite -- former Virginia governor.
Yugoslavia governor good to have you back.
-- always good to be here.
What did you make of what the vice president said.
Well a good.
First -- vote is divisive.
And certain -- uncalled for.
I don't think the Obama administration believes that it -- I ran as you know I've not been the most.
So -- strong supporter.
Joseph Biden and yet we all know his gaffe prone.
But when you make a statement that says they are going to put you all back and saying it was me as I'm okay.
Not gonna happen to me.
And then an accident vicinity now do real work -- we will work through it but you all.
We'll be in chains that the slavery is nothing to joke a -- And the the history of this.
Nations involvement with his with slavery is nothing.
To pass off on a -- and so let's give him the benefit of the doubt by saying well you didn't mean and all of badly his apologist -- -- does say it.
But you can't continue to related gaffe after gaffe after gaffe and to believe that it's going to be supportable what you and the president are both trying to -- about it.
You know the -- another former governor -- on was on with Greta Van Susteren last not a does -- think.
You know maybe it's not for the president has to recognize the obvious Joseph Biden's a liability when Hillary Clinton on the ticket with him and -- what -- That's not gonna happen and I saw your your interview with the John McCain and it's too late for that -- we all know that.
And I agree I agree with.
With -- to the extent that he's said that as you read a fall 2016 inches not even gonna stay around -- -- and his ticket.
-- it and and the administration so.
That the most important thing news.
Don't divide the country do what we -- not African Americans -- Americans.
We are not the subjects that move would finally -- the -- what the circumstances.
People will measure up and that's why you need to reach out and talk to people as adults.
Speak to them as equals not.
They are going to put you all.
Back and change surgery is -- separating yourself from.
-- You know I didn't get he'll argue over is always -- -- Vanessa yeah I think governor.
I remember when Barack Obama.
Was first elected coming into office and you and I chatted throughout that'll process -- all.
And wanted to -- The virtues you brought to office I don't care whether people agreed -- wanted to moderate approach you've you've felt that you couldn't be too extreme and we the other and -- the message for Democrats for example.
In in your victory was that the moderate the moderate approach -- the middle -- approaches is always better than going.
The rap against this president is that he is unabashedly and an apologetic -- aren't sharp left and there is no dialing it back now what do you say to them.
While the real problem Neal -- this that this election is more than just a bird electing the president.
You're gonna be alert thing in the majority of this senate the majority of -- -- let's assume.
For whatever reason is that good driving of the senate now returns to democratic hands.
And that everyone knows ups are returned to Republican hands knowing I'm gonna I'm glad you're gonna it's gonna.
It's a strong chance that it could happen there are some members of the Democratic Party who are concerned about that and they get to the point you just made it.
Let's assume that does happen.
You've got -- down one with.
The congress that would be -- my driving of the opposite -- and then what can you get done.
What about or be dominant debate break your assumptions the president -- real.
Yes that's that that would be the assumption of all of those things play until what was -- yesterday about the vice president.
And even though he may -- I don't have an regrets about what -- sent -- -- all those who regret that it was say and our war room.
But the sides -- the vice president is saying for that the president I know you're Democrat -- Party affiliation or your but the generally pretty straight -- look for the president -- -- -- Paul Ryan over you know gutting Medicare when he himself from this ABC interview that's emerged from few years ago.
Said you know 700 billion dollars is they've learned that that that was part of the deal and -- that's what he was doing so it started ironically with a -- it.
Do you think he is at best disingenuous on this issue.
What I think the old axiom holds true in this instance all's fair in love and wall and I think they look at wal in this instance.
And -- big bad wolf for some time and so I guess the president as saying okay.
I've had the slings and arrows I'm gonna throw some do the American people won't that -- I don't believe they do I think they want a fair and balanced a discussion.
Of what the issue is that are confronting the people I've always -- on -- show and every time I get a chance to speak period.
Is there one word definition of politics and the economy and money and jobs are gonna be the guiding issues in this election there's -- -- When -- right not -- president slam -- and -- respect and -- -- I mean he might be a slam dunk then that's going to be here's.
Well no I think it would be a mistake for anyone to believe that it's a -- on -- -- about it.
Look at this election is up in -- -- up for grabs and has got to be -- -- but on terms of the American people look through when that is.
Speak to them directly intelligently.
All of the issues are -- your way to honorable and -- so you're going nowhere fast.
Governor -- thank you very very much it's always good seeing banks that do you always do all right Doug Wilder the former Virginia got.