That is what he was preaching. It was the reason I didn't support him in the Caucus because I didn't think being adult and respectful would win (I am a recovering 2-time Edwards chair).
Well, he proved me wrong. And I find his lack of pettiness refreshing.
Joe is weakened and can't do much right now. His only hope is to try and win back the hearts of his constituents back home. His state is a very blue state and will not accept him if he is a problem for Obama.
And for those claiming he is leveraging for Repug positions. Think:
1. It got him nothing this time.
The only way Repugs in the party would have accepted him was if he had to pay some sort of price to the Dems so he could be seen as a political victim (that option is gone).
Moderate Repugs have no power in their party, why would he?