And now, Joe Biden

by alphamonkey on August 28, 2008 · 4 comments

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I’ve been, well not really avoiding posting about the Democratic National Convention, but simply not posting because I’d hope that everyone was already paying attention. Last night’s electrifying speech from Democratic Vice Presidental nominee Joe Biden is going to make me change that policy.

I’ve been fond of Joe Biden for a long, long time. He’s a passionate and fiery speaker, he’s a smart man who doesn’t feel like he should have to dumb it down to do his job, and while he’s made an inordinate number of verbal gaffes (along with supporting the RIAA and pushing through the contemptible bankruptcy bill a few years back) I can safely say he’s the kind of bastard I like.

I can’t imagine that following a Bill Clinton speech to an auditorium full of supporters is high on anyone’s list, but Biden knocked this out of the part. In 22 short minutes he set the tone for what this election season is really about, and he showed that he might be the fiercest attack dog the Democratic Party has seen in quite some time. Bravo, Mr. Biden. Bravo indeed.

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  • WTF?

    “……..I can safely say he’s the kind of bastard I like.” Really?

  • .alphamonkey.

    As a matter of fact, yes. There’s not a single politician in this country who is perfectly aligned with my own interests. I can disagree with someone on some issues and agree with them on others and still admire them.

    Politics is the art of compromise, and that’s something that we seemed to have forgotten as a nation. Biden’s stances on the RIAA are very much the result of him being the product of his time. Same with the bankruptcy bill he championed. I vehemently disagree with him on those choices, but that doesn’t mean I can’t agree with him on wages, employment, foreign policy, etc.

  • RazorFine

    I was really hoping (against hope) for Howard Dean for that #2 spot, but I understand this safer choice. I am still a little concerned by his views on technology.

  • Gorlog

    I’m not so happy with his stance on going to war in Iraq either. But I think he is a good candidate from the standpoint of helping elect Obama. On a pure issues arguement… I’m about 50/50

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