Joe Biden’s Speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
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Former vice president Joe Biden headlines the fourth and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Thursday as he accepts his party’s nomination for president.
Biden’s speech serves as the capstone to this year’s Democratic National Convention. The virtual convention featured impassioned speeches from party powerhouses like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, headlined Wednesday evening’s segment of the convention as she made history by accepting the Democratic vice presidential nomination, becoming the first Black woman and first woman of Indian descent to appear on a major party ticket. “We’re at an inflection point,” she said. “The constant chaos leaves us adrift. The incompetence makes us feel afraid. […] We must elect a president who will bring something different, something better, and do the important work. We must elect Joe Biden.”
Biden’s nomination has been a long time in the making, but it was far from guaranteed. He has spent nearly five decades at the highest levels of federal elected office, including US senator and vice president to Barack Obama. But Biden faced stiff primary competition earlier this year from a wide-ranging field of Democrats: longtime party insiders, progressive firebrands, and a handful of faces fresh to the political scene. With the nomination now secured, Biden and Harris are focused on their next target: winning the White House.