Hmm, that's seems like giving him too much credit. Given his predilection for chumming around with not the more sensible or "moderate" Republicans (?) but the fairly extremist Republicans (racists amongst them, and the utterly faithless McConnell) it looks where he shines is where the sun doesn't. For all his palling around with McConnell, what has Biden gotten for progressives in terms of any worthwhile legislation? HIs belief in the "goodwill of Republicans" is just decoration of his fundamental lack of a progressive bone in his body.