This may be one of Joe Biden's best speeches. He, like many, deserves credit and consideration for overcoming a horrible personal tragedy.
BUT...there's another side to the story.
I believe it's a mistake to support and elect politicians based on sympathy.
This applies not just to BIden, but also the Kennedy's, and even Hillary Clinton. This applies to Democrats and Republicans. John McCain is a war hero, surviving years of brutal torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese. He deserves respect and gratitude. But I do not think his grueling POW experience necessarily helps qualify him for high public office.
Character and upholding the Constitution are important qualifications.
When Joe Biden's previous wife and daughter were tragically killed in an auto accident, the police report stated that Mrs. Biden failed to stop and her vehicle was hit by a truck.
Biden remarked that the truck driver drank his lunch. There was no evidence of alcohol involvement in the crash.
Biden's flirtation with plagiarism should by now be well known.
Joe Biden helped "Bork" one of the most qualified and brilliant men to be nominated to the Supreme Court.
When Joe Biden was asked if he was being considered for Vice President, he stated "No, I'm not the guy." He could have said something like "No comment" or "I'd prefer not to say."
Prior to that he said "I am not running for vice president, I would not accept it if anyone offered it to me."
There are credible claims that he failed to tell the truth 14 times in his debate with Sarah Palin.
Joe Biden said that the "surge" in Iraq wouldn't work.
Joe Biden said that the national missile shield wouldn't work. He voted against it.
Joe Biden calls himself a Catholic but has a staunchly pro-abortion record.
His enthusiastic support for "gay marriage" is also at odds with Catholic teaching.
Some have called Joe Biden one of the dumbest Vice Presidents ever.
His enthusiastic support for Statism, including the failed policies of the Obama administration, along with his endless gaffes, put him in the running.
P.S. Joe Biden's son, Beau, is now Delaware's Attorney General. He flunked his bar exam several times. I consider his performance poor. His office did not even acknowledge several of my letters and messages left at the AG web site.
Dumbed-down Democrat dysfunctional Delaware is definitely Biden country.