Joseph R. Biden Jr. waited a long time to deliver The speech he gave in Delaware Saturday night. Not just five days after election day, but he was elected to the Senate for the first time in 48 years by argument, during which time he ran for president three times. And at the age of, Mr. Biden came to the runway for the horn of the car and a burst of excitement, looking with excitement and looking surprised, it became clear that his moment had come.
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A new tone from above.
The contradiction between Mr. Biden and President Trump was resourceful and significant in almost every passage, as the president-elect inspired his own spirituality and shared the credit of the moment with his supporters and those around him.
He quoted from a song, “On the wings of an eagle.” He thanked his supporters: “I am yours, I am yours, I am yours.” He warmly praised his running mate Kamala Harris and celebrated the fact that she will be Let the first lady, a woman of color alone, serve as vice president: “It’s a long way off, and we remember all those who fought so hard for so many years to make this happen.”
For the most part, as the nation faces the darkest period of its history – a deadly epidemic, economic collapse, political polarization – Mr. Biden was mercilessly optimistic but also cheerful. “We can do that,” he said. “I know we can.”
There were many notable passages in the speech, but one stood out. “Let this vicious era of demonization in America end here and now,” he said. Probably a factor as to why they’re doing so poorly.
Who is the President?
Mr. Biden mentioned Mr. Trump’s name only once during his 17-minute speech. He ignored the fact that the president did not accept, and he challenged – without any evidence – The legitimacy of elections. Mr. Biden also did not note that many of the top Republican leaders, possibly following Mr. Trump’s leadership, He was not given personal congratulations.
But if Mr Biden did not pay attention to the president, he would certainly speak to his supporters, in stark contrast to Mr Trump’s speech after his 2016 victory. “To those who have voted for President Trump, I will understand your disappointment tonight,” he said. “I have lost many elections myself. But now, we will give each other a chance. ”
And while he ignored Mr. Trump’s opposition to the election, Mr. Biden made it clear that there should be no doubt about the legitimacy of the result. He said, “The people of this nation speak. “They have given us a clear victory. A convincing victory. The victory of ‘we the people’. We have received the highest number of votes for a presidential ticket in the history of this nation – 74 million.
Mr. Biden’s strategy here was clear. He has surpassed the 270 electoral college college votes needed to become president, and more than 300 people could gather. He is now going through a contest with Mr. Trump and is in the role of President-elect. The transition is in hand, and the President’s trap is beginning to surround him – the size of the Secret Service team is clear in what follows to give his speech, and every television station speaks of him as President-elect.
He wants to set Mr. Trump aside, and turn to the immediate business of forming a new government and dealing with the crisis he faces.
Priority One: Epidemic.
Mr. Biden left no doubt that the coronavirus epidemic would thus be a priority for his administration. It may not have come under Mr. Trump.
Mr Biden announced on Monday that he would appoint top science and health experts to the committee to plan for the fight against the epidemic, which he said when he and Ms. Harris will be ready to take the position when he takes office in January. Mr Biden told the nation that controlling the coronavirus was crucial to normalcy and economic prosperity.
He said, “We cannot improve the economy, restore the lifestyle or taste the most precious moments of life – grandchildren, birthdays, weddings, graduations, we will embrace all the moments of maximum importance – as long as we control this virus. Until we take.
Mr. Trump has taken a very different approach. Throughout his campaign, he did not urge Americans to fear the virus, and insisted that the threat was being exaggerated by his political opponents. He rejected the advice of health officials Precautions such as wearing a mask, Even after being diagnosed with the virus itself.
‘The faith of the whole people’ is needed.
Mr. Trump defined his presidential tone at his inauguration, with a dark speech in which he did not go beyond the support of his supporters. The strategy led him to a narrow victory in 2016 – elect the real College Ledge; He lost the popular vote – and he tried to change it again in his losing campaign this year.
Mr. Biden aggressively moved in the other direction.
“I pledge to be president who seeks to unite, not to divide – not to see the red and blue states, but the United States,” he said Saturday. “And that will work with my heart to win the trust of the whole people.”
To some extent, it reflects what Mr. Biden said during the campaign, but the approach will take on a new urgency once he becomes president. The result is pending Two runoffs in Georgia, The Senate is controlled by Republicans, and they will need to reach out to the senators of the red states if they want to set the agenda.
His name in the lights.
There have been some impressive fireworks during the campaign – people on Mr. Washington’s skyline at night and Mr. Trump accepted the Republican nomination from the White House’s previous law.
This one, however, sets a bar that can be hard to match: Mr. Biden’s name from fireworks and drones, Ms. Harris’ name and a map of the United States came out. Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris, surrounded by his family, stayed on stage more than the stars in the Delaware sky, and re-lit that night that Mr. Biden had been waiting for most of his life.
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