Joe Biden speech: Watch full speech as he officially accepts presidential nomination at DNC by ABC7
Joseph R. Biden Jr. accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday night, beginning a general-election challenge to President Trump that Democrats cast this week as a rescue mission for a country equally besieged by a crippling pandemic and a White House defined by incompetence, racism and abuse of power.
During his speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden accepts the nomination to be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee and talked about his vision to beat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election
The staging matched his words. Joe Biden said — promised, essentially — that “the end of this chapter of American darkness began here, tonight, as love and hope and light join the battle for the soul of the nation.” He used the word “hope” ten times. “Light” eleven times. “Fear” just five times.
CNN’s Jake Tapper said Thursday that Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s acceptance speech was “one of the best, if not the best” that he’s seen him give in his career.
In his speech, the Democratic candidate vowed to lead the country out of what he called a “season of darkness” during the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn. Biden painted himself as the leader to unite the country.
“I’ll draw on the light, not the darkness. It’s time for us, for we the people to come together, and make no mistake, we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America. We’ll choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege.”
Joe pointed that “Character is on the ballot. Compassion is on the ballot. Decency, science, democracy. They are all on the ballot”.
“This,” Mr. Biden said, “is a life-changing election. This will determine what America’s going to look like for a long, long time.”
Joe began his national career in his 20s as a Senate candidate who won a November 1972 election several weeks before he reached the constitutional age of eligibility to serve. He would be the oldest president in history at his inauguration, at age 78.
He is 77 years old, born in Scranton, Pa.; lives in Wilmington, Del.
Joe is a Six-term senator from Delaware first elected in 1972; 47th vice president of the United States
He sought the Democratic nomination for president in ’88 and ’08