Great, another potential nominee that has a lot of baggage (and that includes his work on student loan debt), but has an appearance that doesn’t really match his actual record. He will get strongly critiqued from the left, and that will matter. Biden is the same age as Sanders, so he’s not a young pup. Unlike Sanders though, his support will be from the Clinton types, probably generally older people, and while he might do decently well in some polls or in some primaries, there won’t be a huge groundswell for Biden. Energy behind a candidate is really important. The gap in that regard between Clinton and Sanders was obvious, and it ultimately mattered a lot. We need more than he would be offering on policy. Is he better than lots of other “centrist” Democrats? I guess so. From my vantage point though, and when it comes down to it, I am guessing from the vantage point of others, not nearly enough and not really in step with the times, similar to Obama on policy.