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Biden Cracks Up Over Idea That Palin Could Beat Obama In 2012 (VIDEO)


"I don't think she could beat President Obama," Biden said on Morning Joe, after his laughter subsided. "But, you know, she's always underestimated, so I think I shouldn't say any more."

Speaking to Larry King, Biden acknowledged Palin's influence in the Republican Party, adding that she could stand a good chance of winning the nomination. "I personally like her," he said. "She's an appealing person."

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But in reality, Biden doesn't think she stands a chance.

"I think, in that race, it would be a clear, clear choice for the country to make, and I believe President Obama would be in very good shape."

Watch Biden on Larry King:

And on Morning Joe:

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