Maybe he benefited from low expectations, but Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden rose to the occasion on the final night of the Democratic National Convention delivering a passionate, empathetic speech with quiet strength instead of angry oratory, according to KCBS Radio political reporter Doug Sovern.
But he noted some more ordinary American—some of them much too young to vote—almost stole Biden’s show.
The Democrats emphasized faith, the military service and the steady compassion of their nominee on the convention’s closing night, but they made room for a hasty, improvised cell phone video from California Governor Gavin Newsom, too. He had to ditch his original segment and checked in instead from a wildfire evacuation center near Watsonville.
“Character is on the ballot,” Biden said. “Compassion is on the ballot, decency, science, democracy. They’re all on the ballot.”