Joe Biden on grief and loss

Joe Biden reminds me of guys my age who grew up around Philly and South Jersey. His home state, Delaware, is right around there.

Occasionally, he’ll say something that rubs people the wrong way, and you know that sooner or later, he’s going to put his foot in his mouth. But you know that deep down, he’s a good guy and he’s speaking from the heart.

Like he does here in a moving, and apparently unscripted, speech late last week, before “Gold Star” families¬† — families of military members who died in wartime.

People talk about politicians being phonies. I don’t get that feeling with our vice president.