The NY Times Magazine fawns over Joe Biden in their latest cover story. But for some reason they don't cite as an example of his political acumen his success in predicting the collapse of Obama in the polls. Here is Joe from October 2008:
"There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision'," Biden continued. "Because if you think the decision is sound when they're made, which I believe you will when they're made, they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound."
It certainly appears that Obama's reported decision to send more troops to Afghanistan won't be popular with his base. Per Gallup, 57% of Democrats think we should be reducing our troop commitment there.