K-Lo, I understand your correspondent’s gut reaction, but a lot of the experience talk is overblown when it comes to foreign affairs. John O’Sullivan is the expert on this, but I don’t think Lady Thatcher had much foreign affairs experience to speak of when she became PM. In contrast, Sen. Biden has a ton of foreign policy experience — enough to have been wrong on just about every major issue over the last 30 years.
Seems to me the people with loads of foreign policy experience are drenched in the Kennedy School/Wilson School/internationalist view of the world. As between that and someone who’s smart, has sensible instincts, and has a healthy Washingtonian suspicion of international entanglements, I’ll take the latter, thank you.