Joe Biden on College Cheerleaders: ‘The Stuff They Do on Hard Wood, It Blows My Mind’

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters from the steps of the State House in Concord, N.H., Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. (Credit: AP)

Vice President Joe Biden has a lot of respect for college cheerleaders. In fact, he said they are “the best athletes in college” during a campaign stop on Friday.

However, Biden, as he has become famous for doing, made an extremely awkward statement to get his point across while trying to compliment to a group of high school cheerleaders at Newport High School in Newport, N.H.

“He cradled a football under his arm as he spoke” to about 100 students “waiting for him in a semi-circle,” the pool report reads, written by The New York Times’ Trip Gabriel.

After asking which sports teams were represented in the crowd, “football, soccer, lacrosse and cross-country. Any others? He asked.”

“Cheerleaders,” a group of girls shouted, the pool report states.

“Guess what, the cheerleaders in college are the best athletes in college,’’ Biden told them. “You think, I’m joking, they’re almost all gymnasts, the stuff they do on hard wood, it blows my mind.’’

Unfortunately, no video of the remarks was readily available.


(H/T: Business Insider)