Biden: No Difference Between Gingrich and Romney

January 25, 2012 - 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he can't find "any fundamental difference" between Republican presidential rivals Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, even though the two are fighting each other fiercely for the party's nomination.

Asked in a nationally broadcast interview to comment on the race in the GOP for a candidate to challenge President Barack Obama, Biden called "a Republican fight."

But he also called Gingrich "a talented guy." Says Biden: "The guy is really good."

However, on the critical issues facing the nation, including economic strategy and foreign affairs, Biden said that both Gingrich and Romney are pushing policies that the Obama administration doesn't embrace.

Asked whether he thought Gingrich had the temperament to be president, Biden replied, "I think Newt's a fine guy. I just think his policies are a big mistake."

Biden added that "I'll let the Republicans sort out who is going to run against us."

The vice president made the comments interviews Wednesday on "CBS This Morning" and NBC's "Today" show.