At a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, Joe Biden offered his sense of the race, in a story about his 10-year-old granddaughter, Finnegan, who slept over with "Barack's girls" during the convention in Denver.
"So folks, I believe that's a metaphor, a metaphor for what the country is looking for," he said. "They're looking for a sleepover with people they like."
Politico's Victoria McGrane reports that Biden typically tells the sleepover story to make a point about Obama's normalcy -- that he's someone you'd be friends with. The notion that America wants a sleepover was a new twist, but the audience loved it.