That's the up side.
The down side is that he is vulnerable on past episodes of lying, inflating his resume, and voting the standard liberal line throughout his career.
Biden is Catholic, but one of those CINO types (Catholic In Name Only).
While chairman, Biden presided over two of the most contentious U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings: Robert Bork in 1987 and Clarence Thomas in 1991.
Biden has the legislative experience that Obama also lacks, and he has sponsored or helped shepherd multiple pieces of major legislation through the Senate.
He's the one who made, on
January 31 remark on fellow Democratic candidate and Senator Barack Obama, frequently transcribed as, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that's a storybook, man.
Biden may be refused Communion by his church during this campaign. His bishop has expressed the politicians who support abortion (which Biden does), and suggested that they should recuse themselves from receiving. However, he may be able to attend without incident, given that many parish priests are reluctant to discipline parishioners for non-orthodox activity. Wouldn't call a refusal likely at this time.
Of course, Biden also comes with issues of plagarism - he did that, both in college, and again in a speech, as a Senator. That shouldn't hurt him, unless he does it again on the campaign trail. He might lose the English teacher vote.