If Joe Biden Didn't Exist . . .

You know the rest:

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden sharply attacked the recent moves of Sen. John McCain’s campaign in a speech today, casting the Arizona senator as “an angry man, lurching from one position to another.”

Biden, after taking two days off the campaign trail following the death of his mother-in-law, opened a campaign swing through Florida by attacking McCain for recent remarks from Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and other allies linking Obama to 1960s radical William Ayers. He called Palin’s remarks “simply wrong” for a vice-presidential candidate, his first direct criticism of his counterpart on the GOP ticket.

“You know, the idea here that somehow these guys are once again injecting fear and loathing into this campaign is … I think it’s mildly dangerous,” Biden said. “Here you have out there these kinds of, you know, incitements out there — guy introducing Barack using his middle name as if it’s some epitaph or something,” Biden told a crowd more than a thousand at a rally in Tampa, apparently meaning to use the word “epithet.”

“Epitaph,” “epithet,” hey, it makes no difference. And in the event that this and other posts makes you think otherwise, Joe Biden has a much higher IQ than you do. And he is prepared to defend that proposition–“angrily,” if necessary: