Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination

     “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” This is an expression former vice president and Democratic hopeful Joe Biden has followed for years. In June 1988, Biden entered the presidential race, but dropped out after only three months. In 2007, Biden again entered the race for the presidential election in 2008. He dropped out a year later and served as vice president under Barack Obama from 2008 to 2016. During his third attempt at running for president, Biden finally succeeded and won the Democratic nomination in this year’s presidential race. Biden said this as he accepted the nomination: “As president, I’ll make you a promise. I’ll protect America. I will defend us from every attack, seen and unseen, always, without exception, every time.”

     Biden made history by nominating Senator Kamala Harris. Harris is the first African-American, Asian-American, female vice presidential nominee for a major party ticket. She is the third woman to be nominated for vice president for a major party ticket. Biden’s decision to choose Harris was widely supported by Democrats and accepted by many Republicans. Recent polls have shown that Harris is supported by many of the voters.

     Harris is very excited to join Biden and his campaign. After being nominated Biden’s vice presidential running mate, Harris described what she and Biden might do together for the country. She praised Biden for all the great work he has done. Harris said, “Six years ago … we had a different health crisis it was called Ebola, and we all remember that pandemic. But you know what happened then? Barack Obama and Joe Biden did their job. Only two people in the United States died. Two. That is what’s called leadership.”

     After Biden nominated Kamala Harris as his VP, Act Blue, a Democratic fundraising platform raised $8 million more than it had earlier that day. A recent poll showed that 60 percent of voters are happy with Biden’s choice, and 61 percent of Democrats think it will boost his chance of winning. Biden made history by nominating Harris, and the American people will be waiting until Election Day to see if he makes it to the Oval Office.