Peggy Noonan in today's Wall Street Journal --
"Joe Biden’s decision not to run for president left me sad. He would have enlivened things. He has always reminded me of what Democrats were like when I was a kid—kind of normal and earthy and fun. They did not spend their time endlessly accusing people of being sexist-racist-homophobic-gender-biased persons of unchecked privilege. They would have thought that impolite."
Recall Biden speaking of Republicans to an audience populated with many African-Americans - "They're gonna put y'all back in chains."
No race-baiting there. The "y'all" was an especially classy touch.