The third night of the convention is drawing to a close at the Pepsi Center and everyone is getting ready for the big finale tomorrow night at the much bigger Invesco Field. The military-themed Wednesday went off without a hitch and ended with the touching story that is the Biden family history and Joe's strong speech. Despite the way the GOP will inevitably spin another successful evening in Denver, Senator Biden made clear that McCain is the wrong choice because he makes bad choices...and that Senator Obama knows what he is talking about and stands up for what is right.
Biden's speech began with lovely tributes to his family, including his mother, of whom he said:
My mother's creed is the American creed: no one is better than you. You are everyone's equal, and everyone is equal to you.
Biden ends by using his authority on foreign policy to detail how Obama's foreign policy judgment has time and again been correct while McCain has been wrong. Biden's foreign policy judgment will not be substituted for Obama's; instead, his credibility will be used to affirm Obama's judgment.
John McCain was wrong, and Barack Obama was right -- again, and again, and again, on the most important national security issues of our time, John McCain was wrong and Barack Obama has been proven right.
I have to say, Biden compliments Obama very well, and the two of them will help carry us as we will carry them from the nomination to the White House (and Naval Observatory too). When Obama showed up on the stage to greet his officially nominated running mate, the room was electrified and the country saw it through their television and computer screens...and those that dare to dream and hope for a better America saw the Democratic team that embraces it, not more of the same eight years like the man who is headlining the RNC next week.