Biden is either totally stupid or so far out of the loop that he knows absolutely nothing about what is going on around him.
Stupid doesn't survive that long in the upper echelon of DC power politics. Not a great brain? Sure. But smart enough to make himself very useful to the party.
knows absolutely nothing about what is going on around him.
He doen't have to know. His job is to create folksy-appearing chaos, and he's doing it pretty darn well. He's at least as smart as Obama, and can handle his politics better ... without benefit of teleprompter. Like it or not, he acquitted himself somewhat better than his chief in last night's debate. He lost, but at least he didn't let Ryan wipe the floor with him!
Those two possibilities aren't mutually exclusive. I think that both are true.