DNC 2020: Joe Biden Vows To Lead U.S. Out Of ‘Season Of Darkness’

Directing to America’s COVID-19 death toll, Biden said: “Our current president has failed in his most basic duty to the nation: he has failed to protect us.”

DNC 2020: Joe Biden Vows To Lead U.S. Out Of ‘Season Of Darkness’
DNC 2020: Joe Biden Vows To Lead U.S. Out Of ‘Season Of Darkness’ / SurgeZirc US

The former US vice-president Joe Biden has vowed to lead the U.S out of the ‘season of darkness’ promising to be the an ally of the light not the darkness.

Joe Biden said his rival has expressed “too much anger, too much fear, too much division”. His heartfelt speech was the final stroke of a political career covering nearly half a century.

Biden, 77, is going into the general election campaign with a vividly lead in opinion polls over President Donald Trump, 74.

However, with 75 days to go until the election the Republican president has plenty of time to narrow the space

Speaking from a mostly empty arena in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said: “Here and now, I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst.”

“I’ll be an ally of the light, not the darkness.

“It’s 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.”

“We’ll choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege.”

The former U.S vice-president Joe Biden said “character is on the ballot” this November.

“We can choose a path of becoming angrier, less hopeful, more divided, a path of shadow and suspicion,” he said.

“Or, or, we can choose a different path and together take this chance to heal, to reform, to unite. A path of hope and light.”

“This is a life-changing election. This will determine what America is going to look like for a long, long time.”

Biden has vowed to cure a country hit hard by COVID-19 and economic disaster and riven by a reckoning on race.

He continued: “What we know about this president is that if he’s given four more years, he’ll be what he’s been for the last four years.”

“A president who takes no responsibility, refuses to lead, blames others, cosies up to dictators and fan the flames of hate and division.”

“He’ll wake up every day believing the job is all about him, never about you.”

“Is that the America you want for you, your family and your children?”

Directing to America’s COVID-19 death toll, Biden said: “Our current president has failed in his most basic duty to the nation: he has failed to protect us.”

Rephrasing the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, he concluded: “This is our moment to make hope and history rhyme.”

Call it Joe Biden’s “return to normalcy” speech.

That was Warren G Harding’s campaign watchword when he campaigned for president in 1920, with a campaign centered around curing and calming Americans after the hurt of World War One.

In his winning presidential bid, he preached healing, serenity and restoration. To put it in modern terms, an end to all the drama.

Joe Biden bills his campaign as a “battle for the soul of this nation”, but his message on Thursday night, the message of many of the Democratic speakers this week was not far different from Harding’s.

There was a lot of pressure on Biden to deliver with this speech, particularly when Republicans have suggested the 77-year-old was in denial or “diminished”.

At least for one night, the former vice-president Joe Biden who has given rousing stem-winders in the past, hit all his marks. He was livid when he had to be, and reassuring when needed to be.

The U.S former vice-president Joe Biden gave a strong speech, released strongly. If he doesn’t win in November, it won’t be because of anything that occurred on Thursday night or at the convention this entire week  which is exactly what a party currently leading in the polls wants.

Biden’s live speech pronounced the grand finale of the four-night Democratic party conference.

However, there was no balloon drop, cheering throngs, or any of the other fanfare and razzamatazz of the typical American party conference, because of the deadly virus pandemic.

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