The received wisdom about Joe is that he is the ultimate nice man. From personal experience with him I do not think so.
At his request I took an Arab client to see Biden in his offices in the senate and found that he bristled with hostility against the man before he had said a word about anything. Biden was so clearly programmed by his staff handlers to be completely a Zionist asset and hostile to Arabs that what there was of his mind was completely unreachable.
On that occasion the Arab in my company was so bold as to express a hope that peace could be achieved through a two state solution. Biden flew into a rage and yelled at him that if he did not admit that Arab intransigence was wholly responsible for Israel's problems, he would physically throw his visitor out of the offices. Biden's staff handlers glowed with satisfaction. It was clear that the staffies wanted to expose him to Middle Easterners from time to time for the purpose of keeping him focused on the issue.
I told Biden that the man was trying to be polite and compromising and he told me to shut up. One of the staff whispered to him and he then thanked me for my service. It was clear that they had him under excellent control.
A big problem with Uncle Joe is that he ain't too bright and that unfortunate fact is sadly apparent to all who deal with him. His ridiculous public statements are legendary and caused not by clumsiness with language. No. They are caused by a basic lack of intelligence .
His habit of pawing at women, and children unlucky enough to be with him in public is also legendary. The Democrat politico in Hawaii who complained about him experienced what can only be described as his normal mode of operation. The occasion in which Jeff Sessions pushed Biden's hands away from a 12 year old girl is one of many similar spectacles available on the internet if you want to take the time to find it. The picture at the head of this piece is animated. Double click on it.
And then there was the Anita Hill hearing during Clarence Thomas's confirmation tot the Supreme Court. I happened to be in the States at the time and watched the whole show on TeeVee. It was evident that he was incapable of running the hearing in such a way as to be fair to either Thomas or Hill. It was just sad.
If the Democrats nominate this nasty chump for president they will deserve what they get, and he will probably lose. pl