But it seems to me that a Biden pick does nothing so much as highlight the weakness of the Democrat bench when it comes to foreign policy. After all, Biden is remarkably gaffe-prone -- remember his description of Barack as "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy"? How about his memorable comments about Indians and 7-11?
If there's any advantage to a Biden pick as veep, at least it means that he won't be Secretary of State. Anybody this gaffe-prone has no business in a job where the merest use of one word over another can be construed as having a distinct diplomatic meaning . . . unless, of course, he's just mouthing the words of someone else -- something of a pattern with Biden, it seems, judging from this and this.
I'm actually rooting for a Biden choice. It would make the campaign a whole lot more more entertaining.