By all accounts, Democratic nominee Joe Biden gave the speech of a lifetime last night to close out Democratic National Convention. In a powerful and eloquently delivered speech, Biden painted the upcoming election in stark terms: as a battle between the forces of light and darkness for the soul of this nation.
“Here and now, I give you my word: If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light, not of the darkness. It’s time for us, for We the People, to come together…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. Will we be the generation that finally wipes the stain of racism from our national character?
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. And this is a battle that we, together, will win,” said Biden.
While presenting a compelling argument for the people of this nation to consider, he also debunked one of the Trump campaign’s major talking points against him — the laughable idea that Biden is somehow mentally unsound for the presidency.
FOX News’ Chris Wallace praised Biden’s speech and declared that it “blew a hole” in Trump’s attacks against him. Other FOX News personalities were surprisingly pleased with the speech from the former vice-president, which is bound to drive Trump up the wall when he watches the coverage in fury on his way to his golf club today.
Dana Parino said Biden "just hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth," followed by Karl Rove saying "it was a very good speech." pic.twitter.com/trWr5eyrJx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 21, 2020
For Trump to accuse Biden of being mentally unfit for the president is about as throwing-rocks-in-a-glass-house as you can get. His last few speeches have been characterized by wild, nonsensical tangents that are clearly the product of a cholestrol-choked and rapidly decaying brain attempting to maintain coherency by stringing together unrelated ideas and vague recollections mashed into his the formulaic speech patterns he uses for all subjects, like this recent example:
“You take a shower, the water doesn’t come out, you wanna wash your hands, the water doeszzent [sic] come out, so what do you do, you just stand there longer? because I don’t know about you, but my hair has to be perfect. Dishwashers. You didn’t have any water so the people that do the dishes, you press it, and it goes again, and you do it again, and again so you might as well give them the water because you’ll end up using less water, so we made it so dishwashers now have…a lot more water, and in many places, in most places in the country, water’s not a problem, they don’t even know what to do with it. It’s called RAIN.”