POLITICS
11/11/2011 12:40 pm ET Updated Jan 11, 2012

Joe Biden To Rick Santorum: 'Good Luck, Ol' Buddy!'

Vice President Joe Biden wished Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum 'good luck' Thursday at a dinner in Concord, N.H. Biden was speaking at a First Amendment award dinner sponsored by the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communication, and heard Santorum was in the auditorium working the crowd.

"Rick, if you're here, good luck, ol' buddy," said the vice president. Biden and Santorum served in the U.S. Senate together. "I hope you did better than I did!"

The former Delaware senator dropped out of the 2008 presidential race after the Iowa caucuses after winning 0.9 percent of delegates. Santorum is hoping for a strong showing in Iowa, having made more visits there than any other GOP candidate, and having visited all of Iowa's 99 counties. Santorum, however, remains with just 5 percent support in Iowa, according to a Des Moines Register poll conducted in late October.

At a campaign stop Thursday in New Boston, N.H., Santorum also commented on Rick Perry's debate gaffe Wednesday. "It's not like someone asks me a question [and] I sort of stare at the camera and don't know what to say," he said to laughter, according to ABC News. "It's true, Oops!"