Gotta hand it to Joe Biden that he is an excellent debater... He keeps oversight, and doesn't let false premises or misrepresentations pass by him. He is also loaded with insight on Washington politics, and in these troubling days that seems like a good bonus. With this last economic spat, I am no longer sure if the fear created by the aggressive stances on foreign policy are going to give the republicans the victory any longer. It looks like the economy is getting key with more massively planned lay-offs being announced etc. Maybe the Democrats can turn this around after all - quite surprising to me after the Georgia crisis, where I said the Republicans had the election homerun.