2008 is shaping up to be damn near a single-issue election: who has a real depth of foreign policy experience, together with the political courage to put it to good use?
By those measures, Sen. Joe Biden stands head, shoulders, and most of his torso above all of his opponents.
He has been "with-it" on Iraq for every step of the mile, and he has been offering the only practical political solution we have heard out of anybody -- a well-managed federalist partition.
And you know what else? He is refreshingly plain-spoken.
We believe Joe Biden will make a stronger-than-expected showing as the consensus choice in the Iowa caucuses -- which will in turn propel him into the top tier, at least for a time.
Don't believe us? Check out this excellent new NYT article by Jeff Zeleny. It contains and reinforces everything the Comet loves about him.