During his speech to the Democratic convention, the aspiring veep praised the courage of his good friend, John McCain — right before twisting the knife in his back. It’s the vice presidential candidate’s job to go on the attack, and Joe Biden does his job well.

Interestingly, the Delaware senator flew off the rails a bit when discussing his alleged area of expertise. Though it probably played well politically, he sounded like a nuance-starved hawk on Georgia and Afghanistan. Biden was much more moving, from a progressive perspective anyway, talking about domestic issues.

But however you feel about Joe Biden’s politics, you have to give him style points. In a speech that began with a story about his mother encouraging him to bloody the bully’s nose, Barack Obama’s VP had a clear message: He’s a fighter and the gloves are off.

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