The man trying to topple Donald Trump and win the presidency has spent a lot of the year in his basement.
Never has America seen a candidate racking up so many hours from the comfort of his own home.
Biden supporter Karen says he must persuade people he's not a radical
In the past month he has selectively hit the campaign trail, only to hunker down again in recent days.
He's always cited safety - his team hoping voters will recognise and reward his prudence.
But there's perhaps a more subtle strategy they're also employing - let Mr Trump do the talking and make the mistakes, so Joe doesn't have to.
His opponent would describe life in the former vice president's hometown of Wilmington as suitably sleepy right now.
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