JOE BIDEN: Officially Wins Democratic Nominations with Virtual Vote at DNC

JOE BIDEN: Officially Wins Democratic Nominations with Virtual Vote at DNC

On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden was officially nominated by the Democrats for president with a virtual roll call vote from every state and territory.

Biden won’t officially give his acceptance speech until Thursday, but on Tuesday he said, “It means the world to me and my family, and I will see you on Thursday,” as the song “Celebration” played in the background.

Tuesday night speakers included former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, and also Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who placed Bernie Sanders‘ name in nomination along with Biden’s.

Dr. Jill Biden, Joe’s wife, gave the closing speech from her old classroom, paying tribute to her husband, whom she’s been married to for 43 years. (Los Angeles Times)

Hot Takes:

  • It’s nice to see former presidents come out in support of Biden. Donald Trump does not have that kind of support.
  • AOC’s nomination of Sanders was an interesting gesture, but was only symbolic, since Biden wrapped up the nomination Sanders has endorsed Biden
  • It is kind of difficult to amp up the excitement when everything is done virtually.