So what is wrong with old school? Joe Biden has an unexpectedly enduring appeal. He, to me, is the embodiment of the old school political insider. I expect to see Old Joe stepping out of his classic Corvette at the family picnic with a beer in his hand.
Without a radical agenda Joe Biden tends to defend the status quo of his party. That is the typical explanation of his popularity. I actually respect Joe for a different reason. He does not savagely attack his opponents. That is something that is relatively rare in today’s politics.
The election is still over a year away and a lot can happen between now and then. However I am happy that a candidate can maintain an appeal without viciously attacking the opposition, or the supporters of of another point of view. It is rare in today’s politics.
Although I consider Joe to be a swamp creature of the first order, I hope that he is not the end of an era when it comes to civility.
When all is said and done, civility is a rather good legacy to be known by.