- Posted September 6, 2012 by
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Sights and sounds of the DNC
A Tamed Biden Ends Speech On Fire
For most of his acceptance speech to run on the Democratic ticket as the vice presidential nominee for another 4 years, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to be tamed and more subdued than we are use to seeing as he addressed the Democratic National Convention tonight in Charlotte, North Carolina. But as the Vice President moved to his close the fire that marks Biden so well and everyone expects became a roaring bondfire much like one at football pep rally.
Most of his speech, Biden went after the Republican rival ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Biden chided the other side for wanting to take the country backwards as he made an appeal to go forward with him and President Barack Obama. Biden acknowledged that the path has been hard and all the challenges had not yet been met. He then pivoted to say that unlike the opposition who wanted to return to the failed policies of the past, the path envisioned by the President would lead the nation to a brighter and more secure future.
Biden spent a lot of his time on taking out Osama bin Laden. He said the President had the resolute to get the job done. In what seemed unusual for a Democratic convention, Biden had the crowd cheering on foreign policy and military prowess one usually expected from the GOP, not the Party of Jefferson.
Though seemingly bridled for most of his speech, Biden really brought it home at the end imploring the delegates to go out and fight and win come November. Looking to the television audience Biden pounded his belief that the direction and foundation laid by the President was the hope for America and its future.
Tonight, though a more calm and scripted Biden, the Vice President did do what was expected...mainly to do no harm. No gaffes. No fodder for the late night comedians.
From the Cornfield, Biden gave a good political speech, but I missed having Joe being Joe. Call me crazy, but I much prefer Joe unplugged to Joe on a rope.