Biden And Boehner Discuss Golf Prior To President's Speech

On their Twitter feed, TPM labeled this conversation (caught by ABC News) as "awkward".

I disagree.

I see two guys who like each other very much -- on a personal level at least.

Oh sure, they are polar opposites when it comes to political ideology. But that's okay. You can disagree on a great many topics, but still be cordial to one another. Friendly, even.

I would wager that a conservative partisan watching this interaction would say that the Speaker of the House is a RINO for even talking to "the enemy". A liberal partisan would deride the Vice President for fraternizing with a "right winger".

I think that this one minute exchange between men with dramatically different viewpoints is a fantastic metaphor for our country. Our nation is not full of fringe partisans.