Delaware Sen. Joe Biden is finally, finally in the presidential race.

Today, when the Delaware Democrat announces his second run for the Oval Office, the process will be, well, different.

No rally.

The candidate will barely even be in his home state.

But in true cyberage style, today should provide Biden with plenty of national exposure, including the debut of his campaign Web site and an appearance on, of all networks, Comedy Central.

This isn't as much of a departure as you think: 2004/2008(/2012?) candidate John Edwards announced his campaign on Comedy Central, too.

I stand by my judgment that Biden is the essential Democrat, and the most serious/credible/loveable candidate the party can put up against the Giuliani/Brownback ticket.