FOX 13's Mark Wilson interviews Vice President Joe Biden - FOX 13 News

FOX 13's Mark Wilson interviews Vice President Joe Biden

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In the interview, Vice President Joe Biden talked topics ranging from the economy to gay marriage to why he says voters should give him and President Obama another four years in the White House.

Here is a partial transcript of the interview. You can watch the entire interview in the player above.

Mark: How do you convince undecided voters right now that you and the Obama administration can get the economy going without putting us any further in debt?

VP Biden: First of all, we have to point out the incredible debt that got inherited here, to start with. We ended up in a pretty deep hole, everyone agrees with that, number one. And number two, I would offer as an example what we did with the automobile industry. We said to the automobile industry, we'll lend you money if you reorganize, as you come out of bankruptcy and do the following things, and they did.

Most Americans understand, if they take a look at what we've done, that those major initiatives are working , just like we did with the mayors and the Recovery Act. We said, "okay, you guys need help in infrastructure, you're in real trouble here where you're having a crisis in terms of police and we're going to help you out." 

I strongly disagree with presidential candidate Romney who said look, we gotta cut spending, we gotta get rid of cops and firefighters . I don't think people think that.

MW: How confident are you that you will be the vice presidential  nominee this fall?

VP Biden: [Laughs] I'm absolutely confident, that's never crossed the president's mind or mine . I know it's great parlor talk, just like there  will be talk about who will be Romney's vice president. Vice presidents are always subject to that talk . So I am absolutely confident of that.

MW: Any regrets about tipping the hand with gay marriage?

VP Biden: None at all, nor does the president have a single regret. I know exactly where the president was, this wasn't a question of—the president and I talk all the time, and the president and I didn't have one single disagreement about this .

MW: Do you ever regret being so free speaking?

VP Biden: No, look, one thing you'll find, no one in the Congress, no head of state, no one who has ever dealt with me ever wonders whether I'm straight with them. That has turned out to be an incredibly valuable tool internationally, its been an incredibly valuable tool in terms of my being able to successfully guide things through the Congress. So I don't have any regrets about that.

You know that old joke, in Washington, a gaffe is telling the truth. And I have a bad habit of telling the truth.

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