Thus did Joe Biden bring forward the only question that really matters in this election on Monday in a speech from a suburb of Pittsburgh. It was a good, thwacking indictment of a criminal and incompetent presidency*. It got Biden out in public again, which needed to happen. And if all he did was ask that question, it still would have been all of those things. Thus did Joe Biden put the responsibility right where it belongs: on the voters of the United States of America.

Are you satisfied with four more years of an unfunny burlesque of American government, with the reins of power in the hands of a foreign-owned vulgar talking yam, with another term of chaos, misrule, and kleptocratic vandalism, and with a final transition of the old republic into an incoherent ball of angry snakes?

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire