It’s official now. After months of rumors, primaries and confrontations, the Democratic Party has signed a peace agreement with its candidate, Joe Biden. Barak Obama’s former vice president has been officially nominated tonight on the second day of the party’s convention, which is being held telematically because of the coronavirus crisis.
“Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, I will see you all on Thursday,” the candidate said to confirm that the speech he will give on Thursday will be the closing speech of the convention, which on its second day has featured former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
“If you want a president who defines his job by spending his days watching television and attacking people on social networks, he’s your man,” Clinton said in reference to Donald Trump. The former president has followed the line taken on the first day by former first lady Michelle Obama and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in attacking the current president.
Carter, who held the presidency from 1977 to 1981, recalled the “loyal” friendship that has united him with Biden since then and highlighted his “experience, character and decency” with which he will “unite and restore America to greatness. Other Democrats have also included former U.S. Secretary of State and 2004 presidential candidate Jon Kerry, who has taken advantage of the occasion to attack Russia through Trump, whose attitude, he said, endangers U.S. interests, ideals and “brave men and women in uniform”.