The all virtual DNC affair has finally arrived and it in the most typical Democratic fashion is so to speak wild. Featuring everybody from Michelle Obama; Bernie Sanders, and even John Kasich — the DNC is aiming to appeal to a much larger audience amid the backdrop of a President that doesn’t have the interests of America in the best of mind.
- Michelle Obama: Biden was a “terrific vice president” and is a “profoundly decent man,” she says. “He knows what it takes to rescue an economy, beat back a pandemic and lead our country.”
- Bernie Sanders: “My friends, I say to you, and to everyone who supported other candidates in this primary and to those who may have voted for Donald Trump in the last election: The future of our democracy is at stake. The future of our economy is at stake. The future of our planet is at stake.”
In this image from video, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The DNC released excerpts of her pre-recorded speech ahead of the convention start. (Democratic National Convention via AP)