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The choice facing Democratic voters

Will the torch be passed to the Silent Generation? Or will Generation X and the Millennials win the day?

Mr Biden has been the ultimate Washington insider, respected by Democrats as well as by Republicans, a pragmatist and not an ideologue, a long-time proponent of bipartisanship and always ready to make a deal with the other side.

"THE torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage," declared President John F Kennedy, the youngest person ever elected to the office, in his inaugural address in the United...

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