I find it so strange that on the staffs of these politicians are a bunch of very bright, hard working people, and yet the person sitting in the senate seat is a complete idiot. How in the world does a man so amazingly mediocre get to be Vice-President of the United States, and then get picked as the Democrat nominee when he can barely put together two cogent sentences?
Word is he was always "one of the boys" in DC always good for a cocktail, a funny joke or story, never really taken seriously. Of that group he is now kind of "the last man standing". Remember he had to be recruited to run otherwise Bernie Sanders would have walked away with the nomination and would have been a pretty easy loss.