Joe Biden shines
What a great speech Joe Biden made. He made several superb points and had some great zingers, but in my house, there was agreement that he made one point very well: The way that Obama and Romney make decisions about the American people would be fundamentally different. He used two examples - the auto industry bailout and killing Bin Laden - to illustrate that. Here's one:
When Obama signed the taxpayer bailout of General Motors and Chrysler into law, Biden said, he understood what some of his advisors did not, that "this wasn't just about cars, this was about the people who built and made those cars. And the America those people built."
And even though Romney grew up in Detroit and his father George ran American Motors, "he was willing to let Detroit go bankrupt. I don't think he's a bad guy ... I'm sure he grew up loving cars as much as I did. What I don't understand, what I don't think he understood" is what "saving the industry meant to all Americans, not just auto workers."
Alluding to Romney's role as president of the investment firm Bain Capital, Biden said, "I think he saw it the Bain way. I think he saw in terms of balance sheets and write-offs. Folks, the Bain way may bring your firm the highest profits. But it's not the way to lead our country from its highest office."
What he's saying of course is that Romney won't be making right decisions for America because he doesn't have the right understanding of the complex issues needed to lead the country.
That was a very important point in our house: you can already tell how Romney would "lead" and it wouldn't be right. He would not make the best decisions, he would make decisions, but not the best ones.
Here is a link that might be useful: source