We journalists, our perma-sour moods intensified by two weeks of attendance at political conventions, took great delight in poking fun at Biden for using the word "literally," often incorrectly, during his address to the DNC. But were we incorrect to condemn Biden's vocabulary as sin?
Two weeks of Republican and Democratic conventioneering concluded last night with President Obama's speech accepting the nomination of his party. Whether one considered his speech brilliant oratory or just a good effort, in many ways it was typical of speeches given by incumbent presidents.
National security rated only passing mentions -- broad generalities when specifics were called for. This despite the fact that the Bush years have given us so many tragic specifics to remind the American people of.