Joe Biden's presidential campaign, R.I.P.
Is there a powerful U.S. senator who has worse political instincts than Joe Biden? Plagiarizing Neil Kinnock during his 1988 presidential campaign was bad enough, but describing Barack Obama as "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," is a new, deeper level of stupidity for Biden. John Kerry has good political instincts compared to this guy.
Neil Kinnock is not a bad person, by the way, but he is not a politician whom I would emulate, given his lack of success as leader of the Labour Party. His political instincts weren't very good either.