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Biden shows his teeth, skewering McCain and repeatedly tying him to Bush in his first appearance as veep candidate.

Says in the Land of Lincoln: “You can’t change America when you’ve supported George Bush’s policies 95% of the time.”

Watch video here and read transcript of remarks here.

Video: Watch the moment where Biden joins Obama on stage.

Obama starts off solo to introduce Biden, detailing his bio, feats — including his foreign policy creds and Georgia trip. Read prepared remarks here.

MSNBC estimates crowd is in the tens of thousands.

Plus: Campaign says Biden won’t be on Obama’s upcoming tour of battleground states ahead of convention.

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