Joe Biden officially secured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday, winning votes cast by party delegates scattered across bridges, beaches and statehouses in 57 states and territories in an online spectacle that marked the first virtual national party roll-call vote.
When his nomination became official, cameras flipped to the 77-year-old Biden, who was watching the virtual roll call with his wife, Jill, in a Delaware school. His grandchildren joined them, and shot off streamers and tussled with balloons as Biden beamed at a camera instead of a crowd.
“Thank you very, very much from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. It means the world to me and my family, and I’ll see you on Thursday,” Biden said, standing in a room filled with more books than people.
“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
Jill loves fiercely, cares deeply, and nothing stops her when she sets her mind to making something right. For all of you across the country, just think of your favorite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself. That’s the kind of First Lady Jill will be.
America is an idea stronger than any army and bigger than any ocean. It’s more powerful than any dictator or tyrant. It offers hope.
These young leaders represent not just the next generation, but the diversity of our great nation.
This president has done nothing but use his position to benefit himself rather than our country
Cindy McCain reflected on the unlikely friendship between Sen. John McCain and Joe Biden during a tribute at the Democratic National. “John McCain was a good man, and a good friend. He made this country better. I miss him dearly” https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1295916143471808513?s=20
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