Joe Biden Gaffe At Iowa State Pre-Inauguration ...
On the eve of 2013 Presidential Inauguration, Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise appearance at the Iowa State Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. And he had a very important announcement to make to the crowd.
At the beginning of his speech, Biden began praising his soon to be re-inaugurated boss and let slip, "I'm proud to be President of the United States," before stopping himself as nervous laughter from the audience turned into wild cheers. Biden corrected himself and said what he had intended: "I'm proud to be Vice President of the United States, but I'm prouder to be President Barack Obama's vice president."
The moment was reminiscent of when Mitt Romney introduced his running mate Paul Ryan for the first time as "the next President of the United States," though this time the roles were flipped. If this is Biden's unique way of ingratiating himself to Iowan voters before the 2016 Iowa Caucus, it somehow seems to have worked.