Harris began with John Lewis. Who is John Lewis? Get up to speed with these posts.
Harris gave a shoutout to the real heroes of this election. Democracy survived this week because of the work of these women and men:
Kamala Harris was wearing a white pantsuit, presumably to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. Here is historian Chris Gehrz:
Kamala Harris is the first woman VP in American history. I am the father of two daughters:
There was a pro-family vibe tonight that I have not seen since Obama:
Biden came out looking fit and ready to go. And yes, Springsteen was involved!
I wrote a piece about this Springsteen song back in 2012:
A great day for educators, especially those of us who study and teach in the humanities. Jill Biden is a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College. She plans to continue teaching during Joe’s presidency. One of our own is in the White House!
There was a lot of historical references–direct and indirect–in tonight’s Biden speech:
And some American civil religion:
Biden wants to bring the country together. He will have his work cut out for him:
In addition to Ecclesiastes, Biden referenced this popular Christian song:
And yes, this was sung at my wedding in 1994.
Evangelicals liked this song too, Kevin! 🙂 It was a fixture of the evangelical “praise song” movement:
It was a good day for the United States of America