In the last night of the Democratic National Convention, the 77-year-old former Vice President accepted his party’s presidential nomination in a more hopeful speech that vows to give people light in this darkest season Trump placed America.
“If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light, not the darkness. It is time for us, for we, the people, to come together. And make no mistake, united we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America.” -Joe Biden, 2020 DNC Speech
Thursday night, in his hometown Delaware, in an empty arena, Joe Biden virtually-delivered a 22-minute speech that highlighted, in a fierce yet in a more positive tone, his struggles and political challenges that made up the American he is today.
It is with great honor and humility that I accept this nomination for President of the United States of America.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 21, 2020
Biden’s acceptance speech drives American people to believe that the man eyeing for the title as the 46th president of the United States sees them in their most vulnerable state, as someone who overcame childhood stutter, single-handedly raised his two sons after losing his first wife and daughter, found love and happiness with Jill, and battled with grief again upon losing his son Beau in cancer.
Joe re-introduced himself in front of the millions of Americans watching that, just like them, he is someone who conquered challenges and remained hopeful and faithful in America. "I know how it feels to lose someone you love. I know that deep black hole that opens up in your chest, that you feel your whole being is sucked into it. I know how mean and cruel and unfair life can be sometimes," he continued, "But I've learned two things: first, your loved ones may have left this Earth, but they never leave your heart, they will always be with you. And second, I found the best way through pain and loss and grief is to find purpose.”
Without mentioning Trump in his entire speech, Joe targeted him as “a president who takes no responsibility, refuses to lead, blames others, cozies up to dictators and fans the flames of hate and division,” because of his lack of leadership and empathy on the crises that the nation is facing simultaneously: the coronavirus pandemic, ensuing economic recession, climate change, and the systemic racial injustice. He said that the current person who lives at the White House failed in its most basic duty, to protect the American people, "and my fellow Americans, that is unforgivable." If his rival is re-elected, people will continue to die because of the pandemic, businesses will close for good, and more working families will struggle. "He'll wake up every day believing the job is all about him, not about you," Biden said.
Donald Trump is not responsible for COVID-19 — but he does bear full responsibility for the failed national response.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 20, 2020
We've got to hold him accountable this November.
The potential Democrat president focused more on what he can bring on the table once elected; he wanted a united America. A nation that moves forward, knowing that the possibilities are endless and that it can happen. “You know; many people have heard me say this but I've always believed you can define America in one word: possibilities. The defining feature of America: Everything is possible.” Together with his Vice President, Kamala Harris, who he described as "a powerful voice for this nation" and as someone who overcomes every obstacle thrown to women of color in this country. He gave a special mention to his tight relationship with the former President Obama who, just the other night, slammed Trump in an unprecedented convention speech. Biden, who served with him for eight years, considered Obama, "a great president, a president our children could and did look up to."
From my days as a public defender to my time as Vice President — I’ve dedicated my entire life to serving this country, and I’m not done yet. pic.twitter.com/1Ojc7u7dS0— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 20, 2020
Biden, who would be the oldest president ever elected if this campaign became successful in unseating Trump, concluded his speech with a challenge, “Are you ready? I believe we are. This is a great nation. We're a good and decent people. For Lord's sake, this is the United States of America. There's never been anything we've been unable to accomplish when we've done it together, and this is a battle we will win, and we'll do it together. I promise you.”