|Bill Clinton and Joe Biden at the Democratic Convention
||[Aug. 28th, 2008|12:17 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
I was out for most of the night, so I didn't see Bill Clinton's speech, only caught a brief highlight later. Looks like it was a good one. I'll have to find it on YouTube.
Biden. Well, he didn't do that weird talking-through-gritted-teeth thing he does sometimes, and though he was off to a rocky start -- perhaps a result of the fact that he used to stutter, which I didn't know -- his speech wound up being a true rabble-rouser. If the job of the VP at this point in the campaign is to be attack dog, Biden fills the role well. He went after his friend and Senate colleague John McCain without hesitation.
Oh, and Joe Biden's mom is adorable.
But other than nodding my head and saying, "Good speeches," tonight didn't knock me out the way Monday and Tuesday did. I think Biden will be a good VP. And I think -- or I hope -- Bill Clinton is finished with the veiled Obama disses.
We've been saying for nearly three years now that November's election is the Democrats' to lose. So far all the back-biting has been doing a pretty good job of aiming the gun at their collective foot. If they want to win in November, they need to get their crap together, and pronto. Tonight -- and Hillary Clinton's speech last night -- could be an indication that it's finally happening.
As I say so often when it comes to politics, only time will tell.