Joe Biden, the current vice president of the United States, has been nominated to be the next vice president of the United States as well — by his son, Beau.
"We do have promises to keep," said the younger Biden, Delaware's attorney general. "And my dad and Barack Obama are keeping them. And yes, we have miles to go before we sleep, but Joe Biden and Barack Obama are leading the way forward."
He called Joe Biden "my father, my hero."
The vice president looked on from his seat, wiping his eyes and appearing to choke up. Then, to applause, he stood, visibly moved. "Your son calls you a hero, you gotta feel it in the heart," said the convention's chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
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