Vice President Joe Biden has a bumper-sticker line to make the pitch for President Barack Obama’s reelection: “Osama bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive.” Now comes word that the Democratic National Convention will spotlight Obama’s national security record in a segment next week starring Senator John Kerry.
Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War combat veteran and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been a reliable and vocal defender of Obama’s handling of world affairs. His name routinely comes up in discussions about who will be secretary of state if Obama wins reelection (Hillary Clinton has said she plans to leave if there is a second term).
The senator from Massachusetts will deliver a speech on the last night of the convention, during a portion devoted to national security. The evening will also include “a tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces,” according to campaign spokesman Adam Fetcher.