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

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"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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