His son is headed to Iraq.
His wife is a schoolteacher
He is not a multi-millionaire (poorest Senator)
He is from Scranton PA (very important)
Catholic appeals not just to white working class but to many Latinos.
Education is a key issue for many folks:
One of Senator Biden's longstanding priorities is making college more accessible and affordable for students and their families. Recently, he introduced the College Affordability and Creating Chances for Educational Success for Students (ACCESS) Act which would increase tax incentives, expand Pell grants, and begin college planning as early as the eighth grade.
might not be interested in the Supreme Court one day.
I have never been able to figure out what "qualifies" someone to get onto the Court - but I'd like to see a strong supporter of women's issues ( and working class issues - like Health care) on the court.