Last night, as the Democratic National Convention wrapped up, I felt more than satisfied. From beginning to end, the weather was the only disappointment. Joe Biden’s performance was head and shoulders above Willard Romney’s. The latter is not even worthy of mention in comparison to Barack Obama’s performance. Here is coverage of both Biden and Obama.
Joe Biden stepped forward Thursday as Barack Obama’s chief character witness, link to middle class voters and potentially the most biting critic of Republican rival Mitt Romney.
Speaking candidly about his front-row seat to Obama’s presidency, Biden used his speech to Democrats’ convention to paint his friend as a gutsy leader who helped the nation turn the corner on its dour economy. He pointed to the decisions to bail out Detroit’s auto industry and to dispatch Navy SEALs into Pakistan for a fatal raid on al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s compound.
"This man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart and steel in his spine," Biden said, drawing the crowd to its feet. "And because of all the actions he took, because of the calls he made, because of the grit and determination of American workers, and the unparalleled bravery of our special forces we can now proudly say what you’ve heard me say the last six months: Osama Bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive."… [emphasis added]
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Here’s the complete video.
If you prefer, here is the full text of Joe Biden’s DNC speech.
It was wonderful! Joe’s foot didn’t wander near his mouth even once!
The presentation by Barack Obama was awesome!
President Obama’s dilemma has always been that he has been far more successful a president than his opponents claim, but far less successful than he needs to be at making voters see that. Powerful speeches by former President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden and others did a lot to fix that impression during the convention. But it was up to Mr. Obama to make the case for another term, with a speech that was every bit as fraught with uncertainty and risk as his 2008 convention address.
Just as he did then, Mr. Obama rose to the occasion.
He could have sold some of his best lines with more passion, but gone was the maddening coyness of recent years in which he has avoided candidly talking about the mess that President George W. Bush dumped into his lap and shied away from the rumble of politics. He didn’t hesitate to go after Mitt Romney. “You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can’t visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally,” he said.
And he clearly laid out a vision for governing squarely at odds with the one that Mr. Romney has, but was hidden from view at last week’s Republican convention in Tampa, Fla. He promised deficit reduction “without sticking it to the middle class”; to enact a reformed tax code that raises rates on income above $250,000 to where it was under Mr. Clinton; to preserve middle-class deductions; to “never turn Medicare into a voucher.”… [emphasis added]
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Here’s the complete video.
If you prefer, here is the full text from Obama’s DNC speech.
He was did not soar, as much as he so often does, but I found his more workmanlike approach to the remnants of the Republican recession America’s other needs more appropriate to this occasion.
Q.E.D. is an abbreviation for “Quod Erat Demonstrandum” and means which was to be demonstrated. It is a formal way to end a mathematical or logical proof, stating that the hypothesis has been proven. At the Democratic National Convention, I hoped Democrats would demonstrate how they are more fit to govern than the Republicans. I must admit, I had reservations because of Murphy’s Law, and because Democrats have a history shooting themselves ion the foot. Looking back, I must say that they exceeded my expectations, even leaving my wildest hopes in the dust. To demonstrate the superiority of Obama and the Democrats, all one need do is compare the two conventions. That proves it. Q.E.D!!!