CNN has confirmed. (So has AP and NBC and Fox.)
He’s smart, he’s experienced, he isn’t pathologically cautious, he reads as decent, he’s been through a thing or two personally, he can laugh at himself. He genuinely knows foreign policy.
And he’s got a smart, very cool, level-headed and charming school teacher wife.
Best funny, semi-snarky quote of the night about Biden: “He sometimes seems unacquainted with his grammatical friend, Mr. Period.”
Out of everything said today in Springfield, the most compelling image is that of Biden taking the Amtrak train home to Wilmington, Delaware every night to be with his family—first as a single dad to raise his boys, then as a husband and father. (According to Google maps that’s a 109 mile trip each way.)
Obama’s strongest line:
“Joe Biden is what so many others pretend to be: a statesman.”
All that stuff about staring down dictators was good too.