Here’s the first 5 minutes of Vice President Biden’s speech to a sold-out crowd at the University at Buffalo on Thursday night.

I had an entire post ready to post this morning and then I saw my friend Joe Slade White’s remarks about last night that perfectly encapsulates the event. And since he’s a way better writer than I could ever be, and has been friends with the former Vice President for over 20 years, we’ll let him summarize the extraordinary evening as only he can: