"So why don't blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple: Conservatives have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never. Conservatives opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching. These are the people for whom African Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence — and memory — of black voters."
"There is nothing plain about Joe Biden, and he is not your ordinary politician. He has been the hottest thing in Delaware politics, and some say in the U. S. Senate, since he became the youngest person ever elected to that body last November. He did everything but pop his galluses to form a perfect harmony with his Sussex County audience, but it was as ineffective as yelling 'scat' to the fruit flies. Biden, in trying to assume a country boy's demeanor, was trying to deny the things that have made him popular: his bluntness, readiness to discuss any issue, his rugged handsomeness and his six-foot, one-inch, broad-shouldered masculine mystique, all of which combines to form a Kennedy-like aura."