Biden Jokes, ‘I’m Going Home to Polish my Golf Game Up’

By Natalie Gewargis

Oct 16, 2008 10:26am

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe Reports: On the heels of last night’s third and final presidential debate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., cautioned voters this morning not to get "cocky", but his running mate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., didn’t appear to heed the warning.

"I called Barack last night and congratulated him, told him I’m going home to polish my golf game up," the Democratic vice-presidential nominee joked at Ohio Democratic Party headquarters in Columbus. "No, you’re all doing such a great, great job."

The Delaware lawmaker made the early-morning stop while en route to the airport to fly to Los Angeles, where he will tape appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Ellen DeGeneres show".

"I just came by to say thank you," he said in Columbus. "I came by to say that before I go out and make a fool of myself on the Ellen show tonight. I’m doing the Ellen show and I’m doing the Jay Leno tonight. I’m going to try not to cause the gains we made last night to be lost."

In Columbus, Biden applauded his party’s workers for all their efforts.

"Any state we’re close in we’re going win and the reason we’re going to win is because of you all," he said.

"Your kids are going to be going to college and they’re going to be learning about and reading about how literally the Obama campaign revolutionized American politics," he told supporters.

"The reason we’re doing so well, it’s not just Barack’s such a talented and qualified candidate," Biden continued. "But look at how many headquarters you have here in Ohio, look what’s going on, Mr. Chairman, in Virginia, North Carolina, Montana, I mean places where we haven’t been able to compete, in some cases, since 1964 in the Johnson landslide. It’s because the organization that you all put together and because of the incredible work that you’ve done."

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