Has Joe Biden more than made up for his previous political stumbles?

In our newest issue, Timothy Noah delves into the surprising non-embarrassment that is Vice President Joe Biden.

"There are two Democrats running at the top of the ticket this year, and only one of them is President Barack Obama. When Joe Biden’s name first came up, in 2008, as a possible running mate, I told everyone I knew that it would never happen. When Obama did choose Biden, I braced myself for disaster. But Biden turned out to be the right guy for the job. People don’t appreciate what a surprising outcome this is."

— Timothy Noah “Second Thoughts: The Surprising Non-Embarrassment That Is Joe Biden.

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