Senator Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden rips Senate GOP healthcare bill, says it 'isn't about healthcare' Report: Biden scolded hedge fund manager over late son OPINION: Democrats are going to keep losing if they can't articulate a vision MORE (D-Del.) spent the first day of his presidential campaign apologizing for remarks he made about Senator Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump breaks with tradition, forgoes Ramadan dinner Trump: 'Why no action' from Obama on Russian meddling? Dems look to defense bill to put pressure on Trump 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.