He comes by this knowledge the hard way, as a man who lost his first wife and a daughter in a car accident and found himself trying to be the only parent to his two young sons, while serving as Delaware's Senator and managing his own grief. A few months ago, TPM writer David Kurtz wrote thoughtfully about that very event.
So I watched last night's debate with a pretty strong bias, knowing that Joe Biden may sometimes be a little emotional, may sometimes be a bit of loose cannon, and sometimes the attack dog half of the Obama-Biden team. Oh, Joe, we might say. But folks, let's not lose sight of the reality on the table this November. One of these men is going to be the Vice President; the person who takes over and leads this nation if the unthinkable happens. For that reason alone, there is no question in my mind that Joe Biden should serve another four years as President Obama's Vice President. Because Joe Biden is a man who truly knows what it means to do right.