In the last week, the buzz has been growing that Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) is soaring up the shortlist of potential running mates for Barack Obama. Since Obama campaign manager David Plouffe has already suggested that geography, or a running mate's ability to deliver their home state, will not be a major consideration in selecting a running mate.
He fought against what he thought was an unjust law, campaigning for what he, and many, sees as a women's rights issue.
To his supporters he is a champion of freedom and a symbol of triumph.
To his detractors he is nothing but a murderer.