Vice President Joe Biden will not be speaking during prime time. The New York Times reports:
On Thursday evening, at least, it is reasonably certain Mr. Biden’s script has been well scrubbed and he will stick to it, as he did four years ago when he talked about his roots and the perils of Republican rule. Bumped out of his own night in the spotlight by former President Bill Clinton, Mr. Biden will introduce Mr. Obama before all of the broadcast networks tune in (NBC will show it; CBS and ABC will not). His role in his 25-minute address, aides said, is to validate Mr. Obama the president, much as Michelle Obama validated Mr. Obama the family man.
The RNC's Joe Pounder notes that Sandra Fluke and the CEO of Costco got prime time speaking spots last night at the Democratic convention: