Since he was tapped by Obama to fill the VP slot, Joe Biden has been dinged pretty badly in the press. Nothing really mean-spirited; the media establishment, especially in Washington, loves the guy to pieces, really. But they wanted him in a special narrative corner, if he were to take the Oath of Office: he was to be the buffoon, and a welcome buffoon for comedians finding Obama a little difficult to zing. Now he’s the gaffe-machine, the loveable loser. And so it’s easy to forget how gifted a politician Biden is in his own right. Take a listen to this radio ad Biden just cut for the special election in NY-20. Now that’s a voice for radio. Quality stuff.