Karl Rove, a contributor to Fox News, said Wednesday that former vice president Joe Biden was "smart" to apologize for his comments about working in the past with segregationist senators.
Biden apologized Saturday to a mostly black audience of several hundred spectators in Sumter, S.C.
"I was wrong a few weeks ago? Yes. I regret it, and I'm sorry for any of the misunderstandings that caused the slightest idea. "
Rove said on "America's Newsroom" that Biden appears to have solved the problem and is still in a strong position in the polls after Senator Kamala Harris' keen challenge to the Democratic debate last month.
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The former White House deputy chief of staff, chaired by President George W. Bush, said Harris, D-Calif., Was trying to get a "low blow" to Biden for his past opposition to the forced bus.
"It was hammered into the debate, but it turned out that the result was not as neat as we thought," Rove said, pointing out that Harris' position on the subject was "not clear. bus was substantially the same as Biden's.
"They are in favor of the local bus, they are not in favor of the federal government dictating to local school districts whether or not they have to take the bus."
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He went on to explain that Biden had garnered valuable support from influential members of the African-American Congress James Clyburn, DS.C, and John Lewis, D-Ga., As well as from Mayor Atlanta's endorsement, Keisha Lance Bottoms.
"My feeling is that this has probably stabilized," Rove said, noting that the average RealClearPolitics polls give Biden a 12-point lead over Harris, who is in a tight three-way race for second place with Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.