Meet the Press | April 28, 2013
>> i want to end on politics. you had your old friend and former colleague in the senate, the vice president joe biden , offering some political analysis about the 2008 race. here's part of what he said.
>> and the truth of the matter is, barack knows i know had the economy not collapsed around your ears, squon, in the middle of, literally, just as you were -- as things were moving, you at least would have, i think you probably would have won, but it would have been incredibly, incredibly, incredibly closer. are you inherited a really difficult time.
>> if not for the economy, you would have been president, is that how you see it?
>> no. look, joe biden and i are very close friends, and i think it would have been a much closer race, but, i'll tell you, he has -- president obama ran a great race, and that campaign matters. i appreciate the fact that my dear friend would say something like that, but i know that -- i doubt if the outcome would have been a lot different, but i can always hope it might have been.
>> all right. senator, we'll leave it there. more to come on the syria de debate. we appreciate you coming on this morning.
>> thank you.