Senator Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenObama tweets birthday message to Biden: 'The best vice president anybody could have' The Hill's 12:30 Report Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny MORE (D-Del.) spent the first day of his presidential campaign apologizing for remarks he made about Senator Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaReport: FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality Right way and wrong way Keystone XL pipeline clears major hurdle despite recent leak MORE in an interview yesterday.

"I deeply regret any offense my remark in the New York Observer might have caused anyone. That was not my intent and I expressed that to Senator Obama," Biden said in a statement today.

Biden explained that he did not intend the comment to be derogative towards former African American Presidential contenders, such as Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, but rather as indicative of Obama's charisma.

Obama, according to Biden, "is probably the most exciting candidate the Democratic or Republican parties have produced since I've been around. He's fresh, new, smart, insightful. Lightning in a jar."

In case you missed it, below is a video clip with the audio of Biden's questionable remarks concerning Obama.