Jill Biden – A day after Michelle Obama’s passion wowed Democrats on the opening night of the party’s national convention, Joe Biden drew on a collection of his party’s most experienced leaders, highlighting what he sees as a global leadership deficit that threatens U.S. national security.
Biden also formally picked up the party’s nomination.
Jill Biden introduced herself to the nation for the first time as the prospective first lady.
“We just need leadership worthy of our nation, worthy of you, honest leadership to bring us back together,” she said.
To make the Bidens whole again after Neilia’s death, Jill Biden said love, understanding, bravery and unwavering faith were essential. She said those same characteristics are needed to make a divided America whole.
Jill Biden also spoke about the death of Joe and Neilia’s son Beau, and how Joe persevered through the tragic loss. Beau Biden was a military veteran and who became 44th Delaware’s attorney general. He died in 2015.
Though suffering from the loss of his son, Joe Biden continued working to help others, she said.
“There are times when I couldn’t even imagine how he did it. How he put one foot in front of the other and kept going, but I’ve always understood why he did it,” Jill Biden said.
“The burdens we carry are heavy and we need someone with strong shoulders.
I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours: bring us together, and make us whole,” Jill Biden said. “Carry us forward in our time of need.
Keep the promise of America for all of us.”