In my estimation, Barack Obama could not have picked a better running mate in his bid for the American presidency.
I took this photo in July. Senator Joe Biden is shown on the left, next to Senator Lugar (center) and Senator Hagel (right).
These ranking members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations were discussing the situation in Iran. Senator Joe Biden is Chairman of the committee.
Biden is one of his party's most experienced US foreign policy experts. He is also a veteran of presidential politics, lauching his first campaign for the presidency in 1987 and his most recent one in 2007.
Biden has been a US Senator for Delaware since 1973 when was only thirty, making him the fifth youngest senator in US history (30 is the minimum age for senators).