Biden appeared to advocate a middle way between helplessness and overthrowing the system. 'You try to persuade. Doesn't mean you can do it all the time,' said Biden, 76. 'If you start off with the notion there is nothing you can do, well then why don't you go all go home then, man? Or let's start a real, physical revolution if you are talking about it because we have to be able to change what we are doing within our system.'This answered to a question from MSNBC's Joy Reid about how he believed he could work with congressional Republicans should he win the White House.