Biden spoke directly and powerfully to the insecurity that is widely felt among the working and middle classes, an insecurity that Romney and Ryan prefer. By Roger Bybee
Despite Paul Ryan's effort to depict his background in Janesville as similar to Biden's in Scranton, it is clear that the two men come from very different worlds. By Ruth Conniff
It was a powerful, commanding performance by Joe Biden, and a weak and weasley one by Paul Ryan. By Matthew Rothschild
“After all, you like to call yourself a ‘union guy.’ ”
Biden has in the recent past tried to make amends by being critical of the war and has even called for a repeal of the 2002 war authorization. Too late for a mulligan.
There are dangers in the Biden selection. It is, first of all, a defensive choice.