Saturday, August 23, 2008

Full video of Barack Obama's speech introducing Joe Biden, and Biden's acceptance speech

Here is the video from MSNBC of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama introducing Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate, and Biden's acceptance.

The Sunday morning talk shows will go crazy talking about Joe Biden. I will also say that, after watching the MSNBC video of Biden's speech, Biden is doing a pretty good job as an Obama attack dog against Republican presidential candidate John McCain. The Obama campaign really needed this. Barack Obama seemed a little uncomfortable in playing the attack dog role against McCain, especially considering how Obama had run his primary campaign as a campaign of "change," against Senator Hillary Clinton's "kitchen sink" attacks against Obama. After Obama returned from his vacation in Hawaii, the Obama campaign started attacking McCain over his gaffes. Now the Obama campaign has "bad cop" Joe Biden to hammer the attacks against McCain, while "good cop" Barack Obama can continue his message of change.

The presidential campaign has really gotten interesting. Now it is time to learn who John McCain will pick for his running mate.

Update: The transcripts for both Barack Obama's and Joe Biden's speeches are here. And this little quote from Biden's speech shows just how hard of an attack dog Biden will be:

Ladies and gentlemen, your kitchen table is like mine. You sit there at night before you put the kids -- after you put the kids to bed and you talk, you talk about what you need. You talk about how much you are worried about being able to pay the bills. Well, ladies and gentlemen, that's not a worry John McCain has to worry about. It’s a pretty hard experience. He’ll have to figure out which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at.

Forget the kitchen sink--Joe Biden is pulling out the kitchen table. OUCH!

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