If joe Biden becomes the 46th American President, his speech accepting the democratic presidential nomination on Thursday night will be seen as the moment when the destiny of a man and his nation converged.
In vowing to purge the fear, the darkness and disease he sees personified by President Donald trump with hope, love and light, the democratic nominee elevated his front-running campaign with the speech of his life.
trump and his campaign have been trying for months to smear Biden as doddering, senile 77-year-old who is controlled by nefarious left-wing forces in the Democratic Party. But his smooth performance made those attacks now seem like an expectations-lowering miscalculation.
In presidential politics, many successful challenges have made themselves the answer to the flaws in their predecessors, Throughout the night, Biden’s friends and allies presented him as the opposite of Trumpism, a man of character and decency who tries to understand the story of everyone he meets, a stark contrast to a man known for a splenetic, vengeful personality.
Biden said, dispensing with the usual preamble of an acceptance speech to deliver a stark opening on an empty stage, “the current President has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger, too much fear, too much division.” Adding, “Here and now, I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not of the worst. I will be an ally of the light, not of the darkness. Its time for us, for We the people, to come together.”
While Trump has offered encouraging words to those who would sow hate and division, like the white supremacists who marched with torches in Charlottesville, Virginia, Biden said it was at that exact moment that he felt compelled to run for the presidency , and he said it should be call to action for other Americans.
Trump has rejected intelligence about Russian bounties on the heads of American soldiers, Biden promised never to turn a “blind eye” to the threats US men and women in uniform are facing.
Vice President said, “Make no mistake. United we can , and will overcome this season of darkness in America. We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege.” “History has thrust one more urgent task on us”, he added. “We will be the generation that finally wipes the stain of racism from our national character?”
He said, “This is our moment, This is our mission. May history be able to say that the end of this chapter of American darkness began here tonight as love and hope and light joined in the battle for the soul of the nation. This is a battle that we, together will win.”
President warned by telling, “If you want a vision of your life under Biden presidency, think of the smoldering ruins of Minneapolis, the violent anarchy of Portland, the bloodstained sidewalks of Chicago and imagine the mayhem coming to your town and every single town in America.”
“You are not going to have law and order”, Trump said.
Biden said, “The President keeps telling us the virus is going to disappear. He keeps waiting for a miracle”. Adding, “Well, I have news for him, no miracle is coming. We lead the world in confirmed cases. We lead the world in deaths. Our economy is in tatters, with Black, Latino, Asian American and Native American communities bearing the brunt of it.”
“After all this time, President still does not have a plan, well, I do.” Biden said.
This is our moment to make hope and history rhyme, Biden said. Adding, “For love is more powerful than hate, hope is more powerful than fear. Light is more powerful than dark”. “This is our moment, this is our mission”.