Senator Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenReport: Biden to write foreword for memoir by transgender activist Biden to Alabama: No more extremist senators Kasich, Biden to hold discussion on bipartisanship MORE (D-Del.) spent the first day of his presidential campaign apologizing for remarks he made about Senator Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Interior moves to delay Obama’s methane leak rule 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.