Finally on night three, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden show the Democrats mean business.

Now that’s what a convention is supposed to be like.

After two desultory convenings that left the faithful a bit nervous about how this week was going to turn out, Wednesday night’s edition of the Democratic convention started to give shape and force to this gathering. Bill Clinton gave not just a good speech for Barack Obama, but one of the finest speeches of his entire career. Joe Biden delivered the goods in a personal and partisan, but restrained and skillful, address that should persuade a lot of swing voters about what he adds to the ticket. Even John Kerry gave a great speech (how liberating it is sometimes to lose!). And the surprise appearance at the end of Biden’s speech by the candidate himself was graceful and smooth, not a little clunky like his video appearance with the mishpuche on Monday night.

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Peter Fray

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