Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Joe Biden, Democratic National Convention address

Full remarks from CBS News. Autosummarized to 10%.

Yes, I accept your nomination to run and serve alongside our next President of
the United States of America, Barack Obama.

Barack Obama gets it. Like
many of us, Barack worked his way up. His is a great American story. Barack
Obama could have done anything after he graduated from college. It’s dignity.

Because Barack made that choice, 150,000 more children and parents have
health care in Illinois.

We have the power to change it. That’s Barack
Obama, and that’s what he will do for this country. He’ll change it.

John McCain is my friend.

Barack Obama will deliver that change.
Barack Obama will reform our tax code. He’ll cut taxes for 95 percent of the
American people who draw a paycheck. That’s the change we need. Barack Obama and
I will end this neglect.

Now, despite being complicit in this
catastrophic foreign policy, John McCain says Barack Obama isn’t ready to
protect our national security.

John McCain was wrong. Barack Obama was

Again, John McCain was wrong. Barack Obama was right.

John McCain was wrong. Barack Obama was right.

Again and again,
on the most important national security issues of our time, John McCain was
wrong, and Barack Obama was proven right.

Our greatest presidents-from
Abraham Lincoln to Franklin Roosevelt to John Kennedy-they all challenged us to
embrace change. The American people are ready. Barack Obama is ready. This is
his time. This is our time. This is America’s time.

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