Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been waiting a long time to give up His speech in Delaware Saturday night. Not just five days from election day, he is 48 years since he was first elected to the Senate, during which time he has run for the presidency three times. At 77, Mr Biden’s car horns and cheers exploded on the runway, glowing in amazement as it became clear that his moment had arrived.
Here are five takeaways from the President-elect victory speech.
New tone from above.
The difference between Mr. Biden and President Trump is noticeable in almost every chapter, because the president-elect inspired his spirituality and currently shares the credit with his supporters and the people around him.
He quotes from the hymn “Eagles Wings”. He thanked his supporters: “I owe you, I owe you, I owe you everything.” He heartily praised his running mate Kamala Harris and celebrated the fact that she would be The first woman to serve as vice president, only a colorful woman: “It’s been a long time coming, and it will be remembered tonight by all those who worked hard for so many years to make it happen.”
After all, despite the country facing a dark period in its history – the deadly pandemic, the economic downturn, the political polarization – Mr. Biden has been relentlessly hopeful and cheerful. “We can do it,” he said. “We know.”
There are many important passages in the speech, but one stands out. “Let this terrible era in America begin to end here and now,” he said. This is a line that people have been talking about for a long time in the Biden Presidency.
Who is the President?
Mr. Biden mentioned Mr. Trump’s name only once in his 17-minute speech. The president did not agree, and he challenged – without any evidence – Legitimacy of elections. Mr Biden did not notice that many Republican leaders were following the leadership of Mr. Trump. No formal compliments were given to him.
If Mr. Biden did not live up to the presidency, he certainly spoke with his supporters, which is in stark contrast to the speech made by Mr. Trump after his own victory in 2016. “For those who voted for President Trump, I understand your frustration tonight,” he said. “I lost two elections. But now, let’s give each other a chance.”
Although he ignored Trump’s protests about the election, Biden made it clear that there should be no doubt about the legitimacy of the outcome. “The people of this country have spoken,” he said. “They gave us a clear victory. A loyal victory. A victory for ‘We the People’. We have won with the highest number of votes for the presidential ticket so far in the history of this country – 74 million.”
Mr. Biden’s strategy is clear here. He surpassed the 270 Electoral College votes needed to become president and was able to collect more than 300 votes. He is now moving beyond the competition with Mr. Trump into the role of president-elect. The transition was in hand, and the traps of the presidency began to surround him – evident in the size of the Secret Service team that followed him to give his speech and the manner in which each television station spoke of him as the person who elected him president.
He is trying to overthrow Mr Trump, form a new government and turn to emergency business to resolve the crises he faces.
Priority one: pandemic.
Mr. Biden has no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic will be a priority for his administration It is not under the control of Mr. Trump.
Biden announced on Monday that he would appoint top science and health experts to a committee to formulate a plan to tackle the epidemic, saying he and Ms Harris were ready to implement them when she took office in January. Biden told the nation that bringing the coronavirus under control was key to normalcy and economic well-being.
“We can not repair the economy, restore our energy or enjoy the most precious moments of life – hugging grandchildren, birthdays, weddings, graduations, all the moments that are very important to us – until this virus comes under control,” he said.
Mr. Trump took a very different approach. Throughout his campaign, he urged Americans not to worry about the virus, stressing that his political opponents were exaggerating the danger. He defied the advice of health officials on this Precautions such as wearing a mask, Even after he was infected with the virus.
Desiring the ‘confidence of the whole people’.
Mr Trump defined his presidency at his inauguration, in a dark speech that he did not reach beyond the base of his supporters. Strategy lifted him to narrow success in 2016 – at Electoral College; He lost the popular vote – and he tried to rewrite it in his losing campaign this year.
Mr. Biden aggressively moved in the other direction.
“I pledge to be a president who wants to unite, not divide – who will not see the red and blue states, but the United States,” he said Saturday. “And who will work with my heart to win the confidence of the whole people.”
To some extent, this reflects what Mr. Biden said during the campaign, but the policy will take on a new urgency once he becomes president. The result of is pending Two runoffs in Georgia, The Senate is controlled by Republicans and must reach senators from the Red States if he wants to implement the agenda.
Their names in the lights.
The campaign included some glamorous pyrotechnics – the ones on the Washington skyline at night – Mr. Trump accepted the Republican nomination from the lawn behind the White House.
It set a bar that would be difficult to match: fireworks and drones spelled out Mr. Biden’s name, Mrs. Harris’ name and a map of the United States. Mr. Biden and Mrs. Harris, surrounded by their families, stood on stage looking up at the Delaware sky as Mr. Biden’s long-awaited night in his life lit up again.