UPDATE: Peggy Noonan writes They're (We're) Paying Attention Now.
Biden is nothing if not direct, giving voice to whatever he thinks in many uncertain terms:
"If I'm the nominee, Republicans will be sorry.... The next Republican that tells me I'm not religious I'm going to shove my rosary beads down their throat.... And we have played into the hands of the Republicans. We've allowed so-called social issues to be so divisive."
--Joe Biden, October 22, 2005
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”
----Joe Biden, on Obama running for president
And then there's the Biden quote about being from Delaware, a former slave state, and therefore having rapport with all us poor wretched southern former slave state citizens, still trying to live---I'm left to suppose---in the lost glory of pre-Civil War days.........