Mr. Biden is equally skeptical—albeit in a slightly more backhanded way—about Mr. Obama. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”Imagine Bush talking about Powell or Rice this way. It's a reflection of how at least one major Democrat feels about African Americans. Couple it with Kerry's cynical abuse of Cheney's daughter in the debates, and you get a picture of a party pretty cynical about some key constituent groups.
update: LaShawn Barber's post.
update: Audio of Biden.