The death of Sen. John McCain has resonated with so many Americans for reasons far more visceral than his record as a longtime senator or even his stature as an American hero, his longtime friend Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Thursday.
“I think it’s something more intangible,” the former vice president and Delaware senator said at the Arizona senator’s memorial service in Phoenix. “I think it’s because they knew that John believed so deeply and so passionately in the soul of America.”
Biden has often said that you should never give a good eulogy, because you’ll keep getting invited to speak at more funerals.
The truth is there may be no politician better at the art of the eulogy than Biden, so it was no surprise when it first became public that McCain had asked Biden to offer one for him, when they last met up at McCain’s ranch in Arizona…..