Their questions were good. But they were also gentle and sympathetic. And it appeared they were more undecided about whether to cast a ballot at all; if they do, it’s clear whom many favored to start with.

This was a Biden-leaning crowd, if not a Biden crowd.

So Biden had the equivalent of a one-hour infomercial that played to his strengths: engaging with respectful real voters (he’s been known to blow his stack with citizens who attack him) as he dished out anecdotes and one-liners accrued over decades in public life…

Later Tuesday, The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news site, reported that three of the questioners at the town hall had previously expressed at least measured support for Biden — or criticism of Trump — in appearances on sister network MSNBC.