Political Experts Weigh In on Biden Gaffe

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In a recent interview, Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) described Sen. Barack Obama, also a budding presidential contender, as "the first mainstream African-American who's articulate, bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." Three political experts react: Judy Smith, a crisis communications consultant, Robert George, a former writer for then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Ron Walters, professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland.



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