Having watched the two debates so far, I've not heard a word of serious hope for the unemployed. The jobs crisis has become, in politics, little more than an attack line. It's something you reference because you have to, not because you have a serious plan to do anything about it.
Biden had a clear purpose tonight: Stop the bleeding. Buck up the troops. Make all those Democrats out there who've been fighting for the Obama campaign feel that the Obama campaign is also fighting for them. He did it.