Obama Defends Veep Vetter Johnson

“I am not vetting my VP search committee for their mortgages,” he says of Jim Johnson, who has ties to the head of embattled mortgage lender Countrywide.

“This is a game that can be played. Everybody who is tangentially related to our campaign I think is going to have a whole host of relationships.” Click above to watch.

Plus: Says he is “extraordinarily grateful” to Clinton for her “strong endorsement” Saturday, tells reporters he doesn’t remember when he last had a cigarette.

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