Re: Where is Joe Biden?
I live in Delaware and even Joe's supporters (and they are legion) will admit he ain't always the brightest bulb on the tree. He _does_have an uncanny knack for remembering people though, and has always taken care of his local supporters. Those positive traits do emphatically not qualify him as brilliant, or even bright. A big to-do was made a while back in reference to his prescience regarding the instability of Pakistan while he was still a Senator. Let me clue you in on something - he probably picked "Pakistan" because it was easier to say and spell than "Afghanistan" or "Venezuela". Mr. Obama was wise to pick him as a running mate - a spurious appearance of stability and wisdom conveyed by long service and white hair to counterbalance his (Obama's) appearance as a Washington naif.
But it's no big effin' deal.
Brute force and ignorance, all in one bulky and unappealing package