1. History is often written in crooked lines and Joe Biden can be a living example of this. When his political career seemed to be drawing to a close, his country offered him one last chance. To defeat Donald Trump, perhaps nothing better than a normal, decent man, who accumulated failures and victories over a political life that began at age 29 when he was elected senator from Delaware, who gave him the experience, serenity and the courage needed to fight the ultimate fight. These qualities turned out to have an unexpected value because, more than programs or ideologies, what is at stake in these elections is the character of the two candidates.