Joe Biden, a Democrat who does not “tolerate” or “have regard for” labor unions but actually believes in them, delivered the single most powerful speech by of the top Democrats who showed up for this week’s Labor Day rallies, parades and picnics.
The vice president did it not just with rhetoric but with a genuine call to action for workers in Ohio, where he happened to be speaking, and across the country,
What distinguished Biden’s speech from the others by prominent partisans was that there was nothing timid about it. This was a rip-roaring populist pronouncement.
Biden got it. He took a side. No apologies. No soft messaging.