Here is Biden without hair! Telling a questioner how smart he is (Biden, not the questioner) and giving his 1988 version of hope and change. Garrulous fellow.
But he was fooling people! The trouble with his outburst was “that [his] insecure academic boasts were almost all bogus,” as Mickey Kaus observes, looking back to 2003, when B. was considering entry into the 2004 race and a spoilsport noted various inconvenient data, part of a previous run:
In 1987, Biden quit the Democratic primary race early after the revelation that he had delivered, without attribution, passages from a speech by British Labor party leader Neil Kinnock.
A barrage of subsidiary revelations by the press also hammered Biden’s image: a serious plagiarism incident from his law-school years, boastful exaggerations of his academic record at a New Hampshire campaign event, and the discovery of other quotations in Biden’s speeches pilfered from past Democratic politicians. [Emphasis added]
So what? So he’s a con man of the first water. Can’t con men run? Give the guy a break, OK?