Vice President Biden urged fellow Democrats today to keep their heads up, saying the party's loss of Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat in Massachusetts could be a blessing in disguise.
"When we had 60 votes (in the Senate) there was the expectation left, right, and center that we could do everything we wanted to do, which was never realistic," Biden told a meeting of Democratic National Committee members. "Never."
. . . So buck up, Biden told his fellow Democrats.
"The reports of our demise are premature," he said. "It's time everybody take a deep breath, take a deep breath, let's put this in perspective. Yeah, we took a hit and the frustration was aggravated by the fact that Teddy's seat was lost. That makes it sound more profound than it is."
This pep talk would be more credible if Biden's son hadn't passed on a senate race for his dad's old seat.