Today's (12/18) editorial in the Monitor was fairly glowing about Senator Biden's knowledge and experience across a range of issues, not just foreign policy, but it closed with a comment which discounted his candidacy as a long shot. I don't argue with that assessment, but it bothers me greatly that where a candidate stands in the polls seems more important than the candidates qualifications.
Polls can be interesting, but I think we would end up with better results if there were no polls, and we entered voting booths on election day thinking that our favorite candidate had as good a chance of winning as any other candidate. The result would be reflective of our true collective wisdom.
As for Biden, he has been getting more attention lately. Not only do the other candidates often say, "Joe's right," voters who listen to him usually say so, too. It seems to me that he has the best combination of values, courage, experience and leadership of all the candidates. I'm expecting Iowa caucus-goers will come to the same conclusion on Janurary 3rd, and that the Biden campaign will have new momentum here in N.H. on primary day.