After a week of the kind of cynicism, vitriol and we saw at the Republican Convention, this clip from Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden must be seen to be believed.
Joe Biden on Fire
Unlike the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Sen. Biden did not spend his time disparaging community organizers who have committed their lives to empowering those of us who cannot afford to hire the same lawyers as disgraced GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Sen. Biden did not spend his time telling lie after lie after lie about his political positions or seek to ratchet up the culture war that has divided Black and white, LGBT and non-LGBT, Christian evangelical and everyone else.
Sen. Biden did not claim that reporters and online journalists asking questions about his family were out of bounds or being "sexist" even as he paraded around his pregnant, unwed teen daughter and her "f-cking redneck" baby daddy on national television. And unlike Sarah Palin, Sen. Biden isn't in hiding from the media while been programmed with right-wing talking points and Rovian spin.
No. Sen. Biden and Sen. Barack Obama are speaking with clarity and passion about the issues that are effecting the daily lives of working Americans including the economy, healthcare, the disastrous war in Iraq and the environment.
h/t: Andrew Sullivan