As good as Bill Clinton’s speech was, I was really taken by Biden’s speech. He knows how to give a full throated critique of McCain’s propaganda.
John thinks that during the Bush years “we’ve made great progress economically.” I think it’s been abysmal. And in the Senate, John sided with President Bush 95 percent of the time. Give me a break. When John McCain proposes $200 billion in new tax breaks for corporate America, $1 billion alone for just eight of the largest companies, but no relief for 100 million American families, that’s not change; that’s more of the same.
Even today, as oil companies post the biggest profits in history–a half trillion dollars in the last five years–he wants to give them another $4 billion in tax breaks. But he voted time and again against incentives for renewable energy: solar, wind, biofuels. That’s not change; that’s more of the same. Millions of jobs have left our shores, yet John continues to support tax breaks for corporations that send them there. That’s not change; that’s more of the same. He voted 19 times against raising the minimum wage. For people who are struggling just to get to the next day, that’s not change; that’s more of the same. And when he says he will continue to spend $10 billion a month in Iraq when Iraq is sitting on a surplus of nearly $80 billion, that’s not change; that’s more of the same.
The choice in this election is clear. These times require more than a good soldier; they require a wise leader, a leader who can deliver change–the change everybody knows we need.
I don’t see how anyone can think that this convention has been brilliantly choreographed, right down to Barack’s surprise entrance at the end of Biden’s speech. As I’ve said many times before, the Obama Team is as professional an operation as we have seen in Democratic Politics for many years.