Senator Joe BidenJoe BidenDems fear divisions will persist after DNC chair election Dean: Schumer's endorsement 'kiss of death' for Ellison Michael Moore touts Ellison for DNC chair: ‘We need fresh blood’ MORE (D-Del.) spent the first day of his presidential campaign apologizing for remarks he made about Senator Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTom Perez embodies the Democratic Party. This is why he should lead it. Ex-Bush spokesman: 'Media should calm down' on limited WH briefing South Sudan: Another African tragedy 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.