5th Grade Reporter Interviews Senator Joe Biden



I thought this was cute, but the part that got to me was toward the middle when Biden was speaking to the audience about his granddaughters and Obama's daughters having a sleep-over. He said he was reluctant to be VP, but he knew it was important for his kids and grandkids and all the people who are hoping for a future for this nation that he help Obama pull the country back from the precipice. Well, that's not
exactly what he said, but that's what I think it means. 2 hankies
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Joe Biden at the Vice Presidential Debate



Part of Biden's appeal to me is that he's a fellow widower. He lost his wife and one year-old daughter, I lost my wife and nearly-born son. He's not only an unapologetic Liberal and Populist, but he also knows that peculiar, particular pain of losing that which means most. Listening to his answer recalling that pain brought tears to my eyes. 3 hankies

Then hearing Sarah Palin's total lack of empathy as she blithely trudged on to yet another memorized talking point right on the heels of his emotional answer just floored me. I felt the blood drain from my face and my jaw drop open as I marveled that she could fail to be at least minimally tactful.
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Give 'em hell, Joe!

A lot of times I cry because I feel a sadness or emotional pain or I'm in sympathy with somebody else's' sadness or pain. Fairly often happiness or joy can do it, too. Those are very strong emotions in their own right. Watching this clip, though, I had tears in my eyes not because I was sad or happy, but because I was filled with rage. A righteous anger at the systematic rape and ruination of my country, my people, my way of life. I dislike hate and and vitriol, but this isn't that. This is the well-deserved response to 8 years of wrong that has been perpetrated on my nation. 4 hankies



More and more I'm liking Joe Biden. Now I see what his early supporters already knew: he's capable and he's a fighter.

Give 'em hell, Joe!
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