Joe Biden gaffes:
“Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.”
—At a Sept. 10 town hall meeting at Nashua Community College New Hampshire.
“I mean, you got the first mainstream
African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”
—In an interview with The New York Observer in January 2007, when Biden was still running for the presidency.
“You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”
—In July 2006, speaking on the CSPAN series
“Road to the White House.”
John McCain gaffes:
“I think — I’ll have my staff get to you. It’s condominiums where — I’ll have them get to you.”
—In an Aug. 20 interview with Politico in Las Cruces, N.M. McCain was asked how many houses he and his wife own. Politico concluded that McCain owns at least 8 properties.
“I was concerned about a couple of steps that the Russian government took in the last several days. One was reducing the energy supplies to Czechoslovakia.”
— In a July 14 meeting with reporters in Phoenix, Ariz. Czechoslovakia split into two countries — the Czech Republic and Slovakia — in 1993.
“Our economy, I think, is still — the fundamentals of our economy are strong.”
—At a speech in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sept. 15. On the same day, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch announced it had sold itself to Bank of America.