FREESTYLING BIDEN

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Associated Press

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Joe Biden is known for freestyling occasionally when he talks. And he did it a lot Thursday night, though in minor ways.

A text of his prepared remarks distributed in advance turned out to be more like a roadmap than a script for Biden, who reworked sentences on the fly, added a few of his own and generally talked rather than recited. Nothing major to speak of, but the "as delivered" version of his remarks will most certainly have a lot of words than the advance text didn't

Is that simply political authenticity, or is it a nailbiter for the Democratic message masters who worry that an off-the-cuff Biden can be — as they've seen in the past — an embarrassing Biden?

— Ted Anthony — http://twitter.com/anthonyted

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