The first speech Nussbaum wrote was to defend himself against suspension from high school. It was unsuccessful. Since that time, he has written speeches, op-eds, and promotional materials for heads of state, corporate executives, foundations, professional athletes, actors, and trade associations. Most recently, Nussbaum served as Vice President Joe Biden’s speechwriter on the Obama-Biden campaign. Before joining Senator Daschle’s staff in 2001, he was a speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore, and later served as a Senior Speechwriter for Gore-Lieberman 2000.