WASHINGTON (CNN) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned Sunday that nominating any of the three Democratic frontrunners would “spark a very bitter, bitter fight” in the general election.
The Delaware senator told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Sunday that “John Edwards and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama [are] all really good people, but everyone knows that [their nomination is] going to spark a really spirited, spirited fight that's not likely to change in tone from the last election.”
The bitterness could be avoided, said Biden, if he or Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd were nominated. “You would see the boiling point lower a great deal. … I think you would see the temperature [of the campaign] go way, way down,” Biden said on CNN’s Late Edition.
–CNN’s Ted Metzger and Jessica Rummel