John Kerry came out swinging tonight, calling for, among other things, “an energy revolution.”

The best riff in the speech was a comparison between Senator McCain and Candidate McCain. He talked about McCain’s many flip-flops (including on drilling) and capped it off with: “talk about being before it before he was against it!”

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And his defense of Obama’s patriotism and national security instincts was by far the clearest, strongest, and most rousing yet in the convention. He’s absolutely reaming the Republicans on their attempt to claim the mantle of patriotism and country.

Who woulda thunk it? Kerry, with the most powerful, punchy, direct speech yet. A real stem-winder. Watch it:

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