Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden said he is confident he and Barack Obama can provide the leadership and foreign policy experience the White House needs.
"These times require more than a good soldier, they require a wise leader. A leader who can deliver change. The change everybody knows we need. Barack Obama's going to deliver that change," Biden said at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.
Click the play button to watch a portion of Sen. Joe Biden's acceptance speech for the vice presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention.
As the keynote speaker, Biden took to the podium in Denver after Bill Clinton, who strongly endorsed Obama's readiness to lead. Clinton said Obama "knocked it out of the park" by choosing the Biden as his running mate.
"I am here first to support Barack Obama and second I'm here to warm up the crowd for Joe Biden," Clinton said. "I love Joe Biden and America will too."
Both Clinton and Biden once criticized Obama over his lack of political experience, but made clear at the convention that he was ready for office.
Biden added that he had learned "an awful lot" about Obama by campaigning with him, and had grown to admire the senator.
"I watched how Barack touched people, how he inspired them," Biden said. "And I realized he has tapped into the oldest American belief of all: We don't have to accept a situation we cannot bear. We have the power to change it."
The Democratic Party has been making efforts all week to unify and stand fully behind Sen. Obama. The first-time senator from Illinois was officially crowned the presidential nominee Wednesday night.
As the newly minted vice presidential nominee, Biden churned out fresh criticism on his friend and Republican rival John McCain.
"John McCain is my friend...It's a friendship that goes beyond politics," Biden said. "But I profoundly disagree with the direction he wants to take this nation."
"The Bush-McCain foreign policy has dug us into a very deep hole, with very few friends to help us climb out," Biden added. "Now, it's our responsibility to meet that challenge...this is the time as Americans, together, we get back up."
McCain Decides on Running Mate
Meanwhile, McCain's campaign revealed that he has made his decision on a running mate.
Though it's not clear when his choice will be officially revealed, the announcement is expected sometime Friday, one day after Obama accepts his nomination at Invesco Field.