Tonight Obama will argue that, in effect, he is prepared to be commander-in-chief because Democrats 76 and 46 years ago, respectively, were prepared to be commander-in-chief:
We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don’t tell me that Democrats won’t defend this country. Don’t tell me that Democrats won’t keep us safe. The Bush-McCain foreign policy has squandered the legacy that generations of Americans — Democrats and Republicans – have built, and we are to restore that legacy.