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November 10, 2009 6:28 PM
Posted by Lance Dickie
President Obama's eloquence in public speaking helped elect him to the White House. His oratorical gifts are a respected, formidable political strength. So is the ability to connect with people on an intimate, human level. Vice President Biden did that Tuesday at a memorial service for seven Stryker Brigade soldiers.
Both the president and vice president honored men and women who lives were taken from them in service to their country. Obama spoke at Fort Hood and Biden was at Fort Lewis. The vice president's remarks can be found here. Biden has known deep sorrow in his personal life, and he spoke straight from the heart. He spoke on behalf of the nation, and as one who has shared great pain. This was personal, and powerful.
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