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Biden and the Jacksonians

10:35 PM, Aug 27, 2008 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
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The first thing that jumps out from Biden's speech is that the tone seems to appeal to the Jacksonians in the Jacksonian / Academic divide that Michael Barone explored during the primaries. He talks about "honor" and fighting and bloodying the nose of neighborhood bullies and the bearing of crosses.

This is not the type of imagery that Obama has been comfortable trading in.