On the Democratic National Convention, Jill Biden stated her husband as a loving father and supportive husband, who rebuild his family after tragedy and now Biden would be able to heal a deeply divide country. She compared the fracture, she helped heal in her husband’s family after the death of his first wife and infant daughter, with the emotional hollowness of America in the time of the pandemic.
Joe Biden worked as a senator in Washington, she spoke of how he raised his sons after the death of his first wife and young daughter in a car accident in 1972 and how they worked together to create their blended family with a sense of determination and resilience.
On Tuesday night, the story culminated, when the former Vice President was formally nominated as the Democratic nominee for president of the US in 2020, an honor he has sought twice before.
Jill Biden said, “how do you make a broken family whole? The same way you make a nation whole with love and understanding, with small acts of compassion, with bravery and with unwavering faith.”
Without mentioning Donald Trump, Jill Biden argued that the nation needs someone to heal it.
Jill Biden also shared another tragic story of Joe Biden’s life, the death of his son Beau Biden, a former Delaware attorney general, from brain cancer, when Biden was serving as Vice President, in 2015.
Jill Biden said that, “We found that love holds a family together. Love makes us flexible and resilient, it allows us to become more than ourselves together and though it can’t protect us from the sorrows of life, it gives us refuge.”
Jill Biden said, “The burdens we carry are heavy and we need someone with strong shoulders, I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for us, brings us together and make us whole.”
Describe the anxiety, Jill said “This quite is heavy, that echoes down empty hallways.”
Jill Biden said, “Yes, so many classrooms are quire right now, the playgrounds are still. But if you listen closely, you can hear the sparks of change in the air. Across the country, educators, parents, first responders, Americans of all walks of life, are putting their shoulders back, fighting for each other. We have not given up. We just need leadership worthy of our nation and worthy of you.”
Biden anchored her speech in an empty classroom, bemoaning the way that the young faces of school kids are now confined to boxes on a computer screen in their virtual lessons.