Democrats have formally nominated Joe Biden for president with a vow that his election would repair a pandemic-battered America and end the chaos which has defined President Donald Trump’s administration.
This was stated in the second night of the party’s four-night national convention themed “Leadership Matters,” which featured elder statesmen like former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and rising stars of the Democratic Party as well as prominent Republicans.
Jill Biden’s wife, wife of Joe Biden, delivered the speech from a Delaware high school where she once taught.
She offered a deeply personal account of how their love helped him heal after his first wife and infant daughter were killed in a car accident.
She said, “I never imagined at the age of 26 I would be asking myself, ‘How do you make a broken family whole?’ The answer is the same for a broken nation: “With love and understanding.”
“If we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours: bring us together and make us whole,” she said.
Throughout the evening, Democratic leaders contrasted Biden’s long experience with what they described as Trump’s deadly mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak and his willingness to corrupt democratic institutions.
“At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center, instead, it’s a storm center. There’s only chaos. Just one thing never changes – his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame,” Clinton said.
After hearing from his home state of Delaware, which went last in his honor, Biden appeared live alongside Jill Biden to thank the party for nominating him, more than three decades after his first unsuccessful run for the White House.
“Thank you very, very much from the bottom of my heart. It means the world to me and my family,” Joe Biden said