My personal view? This week, the Democrats unveiled the future of major party conventions. After all, why waste millions of dollars on renting a venue, and getting 20,000 people in one place for four nights of 5-6 hour coverage of badly spliced speeches and videos when you can present two hours a night of tightly packed, superbly orchestrated speeches and video segments from remote locations? And considering that it took more than 5 months of concerted effort to put this masterpiece together, I have less doubt than ever that the GOP convention next week is going to be a debacle.
And now on to Joe Biden’s acceptance speech. I went into tonight with a lot of expectations. I expected Joe Biden to be Joe Biden. I expected Joe Biden to be humble, because Joe Biden is humble. I expected Joe Biden to be positive, because Biden by nature is a positive person. I expected to see an earnest and emotional, because Joe is a man who has always worn his heart on his sleeve. And I expected to see a sincere Joe Biden, simply because Joe Biden cares. But there is one thing that I never expected to see.
And the thing that I never expected to see was one. truly. fucking. pissed. off. Joe. Biden! And My heart sang. I bounced on the chair, clapping my hands over and over again, and fist bumped Teri. Joe Biden is a true patriot. He is a career public servant, and a man that whatever his deficiencies, has always done the best for the people he served. But Biden truly loves this country, and everyone in it, and he had had more than just about enough of the likes of Donald Trump. He let his anger and passion show as he described Trump’s shortcomings, and then followed up with the simple solutions that should have been instituted immediately, and promised to get them rolling on day one.
Biden touched on the other pressing issues facing the country, and then almost spat out his solutions, making it clear with almost every word that It really isn’t all that fucking hard, dummy! if you just want to do the work! And then he spoke yet again about hope over fear, light over darkness, and inclusion versus division, and it meant something. And he challenged the entire country to look into their souls, ask what kind of a country they really want, and get together to start digging out of yet another GOP excavated hole.
Joe Biden was called on tonight to make the speech of his life, and he more than delivered. His fury at the corruption and indifference of the current administration, and his passion for the better angels that call all of us to respond to the horn, dared people to resist to rise up and answer that call. And it was beautiful to see. All he has to do is to keep bringing that same passion and indictment of Trump for the next 75 days. GOTV.