In my previous post on the Democratic side of 2008, a commenter complained:
What about Biden? Of all the Democratic contenders, he is one of the few who can actually explain his beliefs without a scripting coach and stick with it.
Well, today's news story validates my leaving him off the Democratic short list. It looks like Joe Biden's announcement of his candidacy has helped Barack Obama more than it did his own candidacy. As Christine Bork observered:
[Biden's] plain spokeness and unguarded honesty are no longer acceptable in our teflon mickey mouse platitude mumbling culture.