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specificity and detail. we can have it and informed election. this election matters. the biggest tipping point election i've ever seen. as always, thank you for being with us. brett and martha will take it from here. let not your heart be troubled. ♪ >> good evening, and welcome to washington. our special coverage of the democratic national convention. we do the roll call vote is underway here on night two of the dnc. it's unlike any roll call we've ever seen in american history. >> bret: each state delegation is called on, and then they announce to a packed, cheering arena how many delegates they are pledging. covid-19 has known that all out the window. >> martha: instead, joe biden is nominated by video clips. it's a trip across america that
we are seeing. you can see montana, right now. all 57 tates and territories as they register their votes this evening. >> bret: it's the magic number is 1991. each state gets 30 seconds, and they are telling their story from each state. some of them are well-known names in those states, senators, lawmakers. others are just average americans. let's listen in, here. it to nebraska. >> they call us essential workers, so we get treated like we are expendable. we are dying from covid, but we don't have paid sick leave or quality equipment beard we are human beings, not robots, not disposable. we want to keep helping you feed your family, we need a president who has our back. we cast our vote for presidential candidate joe biden. >> the key to our recovery, joe biden knows it's not enough
to praise them, we have to reward them. let's raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and empower workers to negotiate for better benefits and safer workplaces. make it easier to pay for things like health care, higher education. i am proud to cast 24 votes for bernie sanders, and 25 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> hello from the granite state. we trusted joe biden. he provides the leadership necessary to bring us back from this pandemic. he has a plan to attack climate change once and for all. joe will restore honesty, decency, and trust of the weiss outs. build a better future for all. the great state of new hampshire words nine delegates to our friend and neighbor to bernie sanders. the rest to joe biden. >> we've been hit hard by covid. we have to be smart, we have to
listen to the experts. we have to have a president who has a plan. that's why in memory, and solidarity with all of those who are sick and struggling, and in eternal gratitude for our baroque front-line workers, new jersey's casting five votes for senator sanders and 139 votes for the next president of the united states, joe biden. >> greetings, and good evening. my name is derek. a state representative coming from the homeland of my ancestors, here at the beautiful land of new mexico. home to 23 indigenous nations, rich multicultural history. we are all in love with this beautiful place we call home. we believe that we owe it to the next generation to protect the cultural resources that they have inherited. to that end, also respect tribal sovereignty.
it new mexico proudly casts four votes for bernie sanders, and 42 votes for the next president of the united states of america, joe biden. >> as an immigrant from st. vincent and the grenadine, and a registered nurse, i am proud to be part of america's fight against covid-19. many health care workers don't get paid sick leave or have enough protective equipment. i have two children with asthma, and a mother who is high risk. i worry every day about bringing this virus home to them. joe biden's plan will help us take better care of your loved ones as well as our own. along with lieutenant governor, i cast new york's votes, 44 votes for bernie sanders, and 2774 our next president, joe biden.
it's joe time. >> i've been doing this for a long time, let's be plain. black people, especially black women are the backbone of this party. if we don't show up, democrats don't get elected. i'm putting on my mask, and we're going to every corner in north carolina to help organize because we need to make sure everyone shows up for joe biden. he would show up for us. north carolina casts 39 votes for bernie sanders, and 83 votes for the next president of the united states, joe biden. >> welcome to the homeland of the mandan and acre people. i graduated from a class of 44 -- >> beautiful backdrops, people representing these states, a little different than what were you stew. we will get back to that in just a moment. >> bret: it works. it really does. >> martha: of all the things we've seen, this is the most
inventive and creative way of doing this, we are used to standing on the floor, the cameras go to the stage, they all go it up. this is a cool way to do it. >> bret: this is all formality, he has crossed the number. a bouncing around the country, i'm sure they're looking at that closely for next week, as well. >> martha: i'm sure they're watching all of this closely. they might want to do it a little bit differently. let's look at the last hour, but because there is a number of big speakers. we will recap what we seen on night two so far. watch this. >> it is my honor to call the second session of the democratic party to order. >> this is a different kind of convention. >> this is a different kind of keynote. >> this year, we are on the stage. we have a lot to say. >> this nation belongs to all of us. america, we need joe biden.
>> the future of our democracy is at stake. we need a president who respects our law, and it the privilege of public service. >> america, donald trump has quit on you. democrats must take back the senate. >> where party is united in offering you a man with a visi vision. concentrate, not distract, unite, not divide. our choice is joe biden. >> bret: president bill clinton, his 11th consecutive convention speaking. standing by with analysis, chris wallace, karl rove, donna brazile, and katie pavlich. let's start with you. we look back at that last hour, there was one part weight they brought up 17 rising democratic stars. it was like virtual speed dating with voters. everybody gave a little bit of his speech. what about tonight?
>> well, i want to talk about two things in the first hour. one was the keynote address, and it just as you said, you thought the roll call worked, i thought the keynote worked. it sounded crazy to me. a 17 up 17 up-and-coming democrats all delivering the same speech. it actually kind of worked. they had sentences, it all fit together, you saw black and white and old and young, i guess not old. men and women. it was pretty effective. a lot more memorable than a lot of the keynote speeches, with the exception of barack obama's in 2004. i want to talk about bill clinton. he has been a major part of every democratic convention since 1988. i remember on the floor he gave an endless nomination speech for michael dukakis. when he finished, in conclusion, the place erupted in cheers because people were so bored with the speech he gave.
i remember in 2012, him giving a speech that made a better case for barack obama than barack obama did. tonight, he was consigned to a much smaller role. a pretaped, five minute speech. things have changed for bill clinton and his standing in the party. the me too movement, people looking back at the monica lewinsky scandal in a different way. his relationship with jeffrey epstein, it seems to be a much more diminished figure until he gave his speech. it was only 5 minutes, they say it was pretaped, but i thought he made a great argument from his point of view about how donald trump has mishandled the coronavirus than any i've heard from anybody. after the 2012 speech, barack obama called him the secretary of explaining things, and even today, even in this diminished role, bill clinton is still the secretary of explaining things. if we of rhode island is
pitching some food while they are doing numbers. donna brazile, i want to ask a logistics question. if we were expecting delaware to be the one that puts him officially over the top, joe biden, his home state. that's a big thing in most conventions. one would think it's planned out, but they had a different plan. >> first of all, we wanted to make sure all of the states include the district of columbia, they had an opportunity to do it their way. we can accentuate what is best about their state. i am excited that delaware will go last. he is already over the top, clearly, but just to show the type of energy and enthusiasm -- i want to echo what chris said. the biden campaign reached out to bill clinton because he wanted to make that connection between economy and covid-19. i think he did an excellent job. we heard from carter, we heard from kennedy, it was nice to
bring back some of the great leaders of democrats passed. >> martha: brett, your thoughts on the evening so far as we wait for delaware to be the final state to nominate joe biden. >> i was fascinated to see bill clinton after all these years. i covered his presidency a long time ago. i always wonder how he is going to be doing as the years go by. i remember four years ago at the convention when he made that speech on behalf of hillary clinton, i remember saying, they didn't call him the big dog for nothing. he can summon it for a heck of a speech. i must say, a little different reaction, i was struck by how old he seemed tonight. his voice is failing, and he seems elderly in a way that i don't think any of us knew the energetic and remarkable man he
was. whether we loved or admired him, he was a force. he seemed to be coherent, but he seems a shadow of his former self. it >> martha: it's interesting, he said, essentially, a version of what he said in 2012. he had to covid-19 is the subject. he said it didn't have to be this way, that covid hit a much harder than it had to. i think that something we are going to hear a lot when we turn to the rnc, this virus has taken a huge quote sell toll on this country. we have done -- we would argue we've done a remarkable job. bill clinton defines it in a different way that i think is instrumental -- >> is going to be a centerpiece of this campaign. not only the virus, and its red and the human toll it is taken,
but the terrible toll it has taken on the economy and the tremendous disruption of peoples lives from the lockdown. all of this is unnecessary. if donald trump had manage this properly from the start and taken it seriously as they claim he showed, the virus would never had affected us the way it has. if i'm not sure i believe that,t that argument is going to be made, and it will be reflected in the media which is basically looked at it that way from the start. that part of the democrats message is going to be consistent, i think. we will have a lot of reinforcement from the democratic party's many friends in the news media. >> you are looking at vermont, with bernie sanders coming in second again. at the second cycle in a row. interestingly enough, alexandria ocasio-cortez gave her 62nd speech, but hit on all of the aggressive points. seconded the nomination for bernie sanders, putting his name officially and for the
united states. an interesting moment for logistics. >> they brought up how bill clinton has been part of this since 1988, i couldn't help but wonder if alexandria ocasio-cortez will be a part of these conventions for the next many decades as well. she is young, vibrant, and as much last night was prosecuting against donald trump and painting a dire picture, this night i think visually and from an energy standpoint, it has a lot more pep and it set. the visuals have been amazing, i don't ever want to see another roll call taken in it convention hall. i think this is been awesome. i loved it this around america. >> i thought tuesday night was going to be quiet night, but i agree with all of you. i've enjoyed watching. i enjoyed that trip across america so much it reminded me of america the beautiful. you can see so many parts of our spectacular country. i love it.
you can see it just as i'm speaking, now. i was also thinking about the nomination. what we saw, we saw bob king from the uaw, and then alexandria ocasio-cortez nominating sanders. if the real for me was not that one, it was when the nominations came forth vice president biden. it not only did you see the senator from delaware, but jacqueline, the elevator operator of "the new york times." a famous selfie taken in the elevator with her. somebody had the idea that this ordinary woman from new york should have the opportunity to nominate joe biden. i think that tells you about the message they are trying to send. ordinary people can relate to joe biden, and joe biden can relate to ordinary people. >> bret: two more states and then we get to delaware. are your thoughts on this night, and how republicans may be looking at this this week?
>> first of all, let me say i'm in deep disagreement with everybody who has spoken earlier. i hated the video swing around the country. i'm a traditionalist, i wanted people in the goofy hats and nutty outfits. instead, we got the video. generally, wit with one person there. i hated the keynote. i thought the tape at the beginning with snippets starting with the senator of hawaii in 1960 was far more illuminating and uplifting than jumping from twitter to twitter to twitter as each one of them got to spit out 140 characters and go on to another person. if i am in the minority. i do have to say, the democrats did something republicans ought to emulate. if there was enormous message discipline. if you notice how many of the people in the roll call made a reference to the plague in their
state and made a reference to it? i thought that was enormous. the republicans would be wise to emulate that. i hate to say, i'm a traditionalist, this was my third democratic national convention convention, i hope my 12th republican national convention has more of that great tradition that i missed so much tonight. >> martha: i hear you, carl. if this is definitely the instagram version with pictures across america that we are getting tonight. i do -- i also remember when the trump family during the rnc all came down to new york and stood there in the middle of it. there is a lot of excitement that can happen on the floor for those of us who are political junkies. delaware is coming up now. >> on his way to work or going home to his family. that's always been his northstar, delivering for families like his own, working people who struggle and sacrifice to build a better life. nobody has ever had to wonder
who joe biden is in it for. >> eyewear nation changes daunting challenges. i've known joe biden for 40 years, nobody i trust more to lead our country and restore our standing in the world. he tells the truth, he treats everybody he encounters with respect and builds bridges not laws. he is a leader made for this moment in the finest public servant i've ever known. >> delaware is proud to cast 32 votes for our favorite man and future resident, our friend joe biden. ♪ ♪
>> thank you very, very much from the bottom of my heart, thank you all. it means the world to me and my family, and i will see you on thursday. thank you, thank you, thank you. [cheers and applause] ♪ >> martha: come on! that was so sweet with the grandkids. now, we have -- >> there we go, donna with the dance. you get a feel, the nfl draft,
all of those teams cheering the reaction shots from around the country -- instagram is you want to say that. at this is diana ross' daughter, the actress, tracee ellis ross. what about that? katie pavlich, your thoughts on joe biden officially getting the nomination question mike >> third times the charm, right? he is wanted this for years and years. he is finally here as the nominee for the democratic party. it now, the work really begins. more people start paying attention to this race after labor day. we certainly see the poles get closer and narrow. president trump has been behind to joe biden, really since the beginning of the year. he is catching up, now, while the president is on the campaign trail laying down markers on policy. it joe biden tried to unify the party, that's what last night was all about. mother that can be done successfully through digital mer
whether they are going to have e president, and knock on doors and go door-to-door to get him elected. >> we are ready to hear from john kerry, secretary of state, and also former presidential candidate himself. then dr. joe biden. thoughts of the rest of the night tonight, and what lies ahead for joe biden this week. the code it is going to be very interesting. you're going to hear for the first time in these two nights about foreign policy. on carrie is going to talk about that, also colin powell, another former republican who has switci don't know if he is giving up h, obviously he was a great heroes of the country. he was the head of the joint chiefs of staff during the war in iraq, and i think that will
be important. obviously, joe biden, there is going to be a video and then an eight or nine minute speech on her port. she can speak on him like nobody else can. specifically, talking about how he was able to put together his own broken family after the tragic death of his first wife and daughter as we've heard in one of the excerpts that has been released that she wondered how he would be able to put 1 foot in front of the other, and she knows how he did it. he was doing it for the people. he was doing it to serve. i think it's going to be an interesting night. i didn't like the beginning of this telethon like experience last night, i'm getting kind of used to it. despite old guys like carl, i kind of like it. >> we can all relate to it. >> you are just trying to be h hip. >> check your instagram feed, why we are talking there.
>> hey, hey. >> martha: let me go to carl, i'm curious what you thought about "celebrate" and the balloons. looks like they were in a library or something, there. >> it's where dr. joe biden works. >> what do you think about celebration? >> it wasn't much of a celebration. i once read a short story about planet earth is covered with small cubicles in which people live and only communicate through electronic means. once i saw these faces past, most of them were single people in a room clapping, a couple of them had to, one we had five. i just thought of that scientific story, we are all stuck in the cubicles, we are all participating electronically. at this is the limitation of our human contact. >> martha: i hope we break out of these cubicles soon. it is time to get back to normal. this is a very different
experience that we are all watching. what do you think? >> i remember standing on the floor of the democratic national convention in 1980, and they said we are young, but we are experienced, and we are ready. look at the lineup of speakers. bernie sanders, john kerry, bill clinton, and ultimately joe biden. these men are experienced, but they are not young. it is a striking thing that we are looking at a party which has been moved to the left by the energies of its younger cohort. and now being led by the generation that has been leading it now for decades. it is a striking contrast, one that i can't imagine viewers around the country won't notice.
>> bret: that is the battle in this. it is the moderate time versus the progress is t progressive t. if they win the presidency, it is going to be a real challenge to govern. >> one of the things they need to try to do is capitalize on a couple of things that have gone his weight. his numbers improved with seniors, and with working class. and he get any of those voters that went obama to trump to be biden voters? he has to figure out a way to say, i can be all things to all people, which really is impossible. i also wonder if you will be able to pull off switching out the economy as the most important issue as covid. you see them try to type out together tonight, that will be a contrast next week. >> we will have more from our gray all-star panel, here. plus what the trump campaign is up to you in the midst of
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>> martha: welcome back, everybody to our special coverage tonight two of the democratic national committee. we are waiting for the speech from john kerry. also: power, who has been very critical of president trump. jill biden is going to detail her husband's personal story as she details how he think he will be in the spot. >> ramping up his campaign spo spots. john roberts, right behind us at the white house with more on the president's visit today. >> good evening to you. at the president highlighted the
strategy of joe biden staying at home. the president crossed the country today to drop into two battleground states. the first visit was in iowa where he promised swift federal aid after their storm. from there, it was on to arizona where the president picked up the endorsement of the national board oh patrol council. he slammed his opponent for being soft on immigration. >> joe biden is the puppet of the radical left-wing movement that seeks the complete elimination of america's borders and boundaries. if they want to take the wall down, they don't want to have borders, they want sanctuary cities. it lots of bad things they want. following orders from his boss, his new bosses bernie sanders. >> before the arizona event, the president was asked about the intelligence committee with the extensive contacts that year between the trump campaign
officials and russian operatives including associate paul manafort, he was described in that report as an intelligence agent and have been directly connected to the leak of 2016. at this is what the president had to say about that. >> i didn't hear anything about it. i didn't read it. i heard they said donald trump had nothing to do with it. he said donald trump had absolutely nothing to do with russia. >> the president has no campaign events tomorrow. he pointed out he traveled 6500 miles in the last couple of days. and thursday, the ultimate troll, the president will hold a campaign event just outside scranton, pennsylvania, on the day that joe biden gives his acceptance speech. >> bret: john, thank you. >> martha: as we wait for john kerry, who is expected to be up shortly, let's talk about
foreign policy. donna, as he watched a moment, joe biden talking there as the nominee for his party, makes me think about how we haven't heard a lot about specific policy up to this point. in terms of what has been said about joe biden, he is a good decent man, and he is reliable and trustworthy. it feels like at some point you're going to have to get to what the country will look like with him in charge and terms as real policy. >> throughout the last 100 days, joe biden has been laying out his policy from health care to building economy, dealing with, of course, covid and to the pandemic. it seems as though only those who are listening are paying attention, and to those who ignore him it may not be watching. the truth is, i think what we seen on the democratic party side is a platform that we've got the moderates, the liberals, the progressives that came together.
it's probably the best bowl of gumbo i've ever seen come out of the democratic party. it is hot in places where we need it to be in terms of health care and protecting those with pre-existing conditions, and it is cool in areas where we know the democratic party may want to see some serious change. watching the president traveled across the country of the last couple of days, bill clinton reminded us, he should be in the white house commanding us during this pandemic. instead, he is stirring up a storm. >> bret: the question is, are they watching this gumbo being cooked? ratings are down significantly. at the campaign said the streaming numbers are up. we are waiting john kerry. >> martha: whether that will change to action, whether people will get out and vote will show what enthusiasm they have. i want to talk about john kerry talking tonight. bob gates, the former secretary of defense said that joe biden has been wrong on foreign policy
for his entire career. john kerry, on the heels of president trump -- >> we lead by example. we eliminated the threat of iran with a nuclear weapon. we built a 68 nation coalition to destroy isis. we forged 195 nation agreement to attack climate change. we stopped ebola before it became a pandemic. donald trump inherited a growing economy and a peaceful world. like everything else he inherited, he bankrupted it. in this president overseas, it isn't a goodwill mission, it is a blooper reel. he breaks up with her eyelids, wright's love like better student dictators. they deserve a president who is looked up to. not laughed at. he pretended that russia didn't attack our elections, and now he has nothing about and putting a bounty on her troops. he doesn't know how to defend our troops. if the only person he is
interested in defending, is hidden self this is the bottom line. our interests, ideals, and our brave men and women cannot afford four more years of donald trump. our troops cannot get out of harm's way by hiding in the white house bunker. they need a president who will stand up for them. president biden well. joe's moral compass has always pointed in the right direction, from the fight to break the back of a part tied to the wake up the world from, joe understands that none of the issues of this world, not nuclear weapons, not the challenge of building back better after covid. not terrorism, not the climate crisis, none can be resolved without bringing nations together. with strength and humility. joe understands our values don't limit our power, they magnify. he knows he can't spread democracy around the world if
you don't practice it at home, and he knows that even the united states of america's friends on this planet. before donald trump, we used to talk about america and its exceptionalism. the only thing exceptional about the incoherent foreign policy is that it has made our nation more isolated than ever before. joe biden knows we aren't exceptional because we bluster that we are, we are exceptional because we do exceptional things. on june 6th, 1944, young americans gave their lives on the beaches of normandy to liberate the world from tyranny. out of the ashes of that war, we made peace and rebuilt the world. that was and remains exceptional. it is the opposite of everything donald trump stands for. at this moment is a fight for the security of america and to e world. only joe biden can make america
lead to it like america again. if you agree, text join to 30330, thank you. >> bret: former presidential candidate making a case on foreign policy. i guess republicans listening to that would push back hard on the iran deal, specifically. they would say it would not have happened if it wasn't for the obama-biden administration. they would say ebola and putting that with covid are two very different things, and they .2 basically the foreign policy stance that change. you can hear from powell, something different pitch that he is made before for other democrats from a foreign policy standpoint. >> he made some pointed jabs at president trump, talking about how he goes overseas calling it a blooper reel.
that picks up on what bill clinton said. he went after the president on tv and social media. you've got that sort of personal attack stuff, which president trump i think has heard plenty of over the years. on the other hand, we have the other side, the uae deal called historic on both sides of the aisle, really isolating iran. now, john kerry talks about how great of a deal it was. >> i think it's important to say, there were a lot of sharp elbows in what he had to say. i thought they were sharp with regard to defending the troops and the failure of the president to respond to the russian bounties, and saying that president trump can hide in the bunker, but the troops could not. i think that was pretty sharp elbowed. with regards to the deal with the middle east, i think it's a great deal. it has great potential, we haven't see how and how it plays
at that. the palestinians have been reluctant. what you have here is an opportunity to see things move. until this point, write what you saw was the president, president trump, has been really locked hand-in-hand and accepting of israel and its dominance in the region to the exclusion of the palestinians. what you see now is the first line of light. i think everybody who cares about the middle east has to salute him as an opportunity. to suggest this is representative of the entirety of the trump brain in terms of foreign policy would be, i think, trying to aggrandize what this president has done. >> there are several republicans that agree with john kerry. they say there needs to be a different foreign policy from this administration. a number of them defend this administration for how it deals with china, how it deals with the middle east, and how it's trying to bring troops home from
afghanistan. >> the thing that caught my eye right away, arguably iran is much bigger today than it was at the end of 2016. i don't think any of the troops feel like the president doesn't stand up for them. the democrats complain when republicans try to make military political. >> let's listen in. >> a young jamaican woman gazed up at the statue of liberty for the first time. they became my parents. they inspired me to finish college and to join the army. this began the journey of service to take me from basic training to combat in vietnam to serve to the chairman and eventually secretary of state. the values i learned growing up in the south bronx and serving in uniform with the same values that joe biden's parents instilled in him in scranton, pennsylvania. i support joe biden for the presidency of the united states because those values still define him. we need to restore those values
to the white house. if our country needs a commander in chief who takes care of her troops in the same way he would his own family. for joe biden, that doesn't mean teaching, it comes from the experience he shares with millions of military families sending his beloved son off to war and praying to god he would come home safe. to joe but it will be a president that would be proud to salute. he will never doubt that he will stand up to our adversaries, never the other way around. he will trust our diplomats, our intelligence community, not the lottery. he will make it his job to know when anybody dares to threaten us. he will stand up to our adversaries with strength and experience. it they will know he means business. i support joe biden because beginning on day one, he will restore america's leadership and moral authority. he will be a president that knows america's strongest
leading both by the power of example and example of firepower. he will restore the leadership in the world and restore alliances to address the dangers from crime a change nuclear proliferation. we have a president doing everything in his power to make it divided and keep us divided. what a difference it will make to have a president who unites us, who restores our strength and our soul. i still believe that in our hearts, we are the same america that brought my parents to our shores. and america that inspires freedom around the world. if that is the america joe biden will lead as our next president. thank you very much. >> just released from a north vietnamese -- joe, a young
senator from delaware. in the 1970s, joe was assigned to military aid for her trip overseas. >> i was a navy senate liaison, use to carry your bags on overseas trips. >> the son of a gun never carried my bags. he was supposed to, but he never carried my bags. >> john and joe traveled thousands of miles together. the families got to know each other, gathering for picnics in the bidens backyard. >> they would just sit and joke. it was like a comedy show sometimes to watch the two of them. >> when john was elected to the senate as a republican from arizona, they found themselves on opposing sides. >> we are in different parties, we hold different views on many issues. >> you think, these guys must really, really dislike each
other. then they'd be having dinner that night together. >> senator biden had great respect for the institution of the senate. he built relationships that were cordial, that were personal. >> we've always been willing, we thought the other guy was right, cross the aisle and lock arms. it is good for the country. >> it takes trust to get things done in a divided government. i think what joe biden and his colleagues knew, your points were equally valid to him. >> even if a deal seemed out of reach, it was always joe who tried to cross the aisle. >> he was a natural for that. he had an ability to find common ground, but never gave up principles. >> for three decades, joe was able to move his colleagues and find a way forward. on violence against women, banning chemical weapons,
assault weapons, and controlling nuclear arms. >> with the style of legislating and leadership that you don't find much anymore. >> when i'm millions of americans were faced with losing their health insurance, it was joe saving obamacare by crossing the aisle. >> we have been given several awards for bipartisanship. we don't understand why you should get an award for bipartisanship. >> thank you for your example, and remaining the same good guy that you were when you first got here. most of all, for your friendsh friendship. in my life and those lives of money have been enriched by it. >> bret: the voice of the late john mccain, the pieced was voiced by his wife. obviously, the biden family as well. before that, it's important that
he has endorsed democrats for the last four cycles. 2008 and 2012, including john mccain in 2016 and 2020. >> when you watch the last few minutes, and you put it together with last night. you have a group of republicans, tonight you have powell, and you have this video with the john mccain's while talking about his friendship with joe biden. i want to bring in britt, because it speaks of the argument he works across the aisle. then you have a third of the delegates going to bernie sanders. you have a lot of progressives in the party that aren't as enthusiastic as they watch these speeches tonight. >> the truth about joe biden is he's a very nice guy on a personal basis. he is not mean-spirited, and he has never been really terrible,
terribly partisan. the stories you hear about him reaching across the aisle have all a rate of truth because that's the guy he was. even as vice president, he was a dealmaker. that's why he was vulnerable to the accusation that he worked with these racist southern democratic senators and he was first in the senate, because they were senior, they had the power. if you wanted to get anything done, you had to work with them. biden is good at working with people. he has other deficiencies, he is a weak candidate, but on that score the praise on him on that is real. it sits with the current attitudes, it remains to be seen. he has the nomination, he is the guy. >> his friendship with mccain and his family is real as well we are awaiting dr. jill biden's address.
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♪ >> martha: just a couple of minutes away from joe biden taking the stage. carl, your thoughts as we watch this mccain video and heard from john kerry for a minute before we listen to that. >> i thought the john mccain video was powerful because it emphasize something that is very strong for biden, that is he is capable of working across party lines. i think the country wants to see that. that's going to be a question of whether we see more of that tomorrow or not, or whether it's just in the video tonight. i think john kerry was leading with their job. i says, we have isis because of the biden obama administration fled iraq.
obama-biden left the military in a state of disarray, particularly when it comes to readiness. a trump has rebuilt it. russia, obama-biden refused to give leave aid. it's like leading with your chin. that's what you would expect from the tone deafness we've seen from john kerry in the past. the foreign policy was leading from behind, whether you like it or not, president trump has made america's interests and americans role in the world and what america feels it ought to do to be preeminent, not leading from behind and paying attention from national organizations. >> bret: were getting ready to listen to jill biden. she is been talking about her roots, she is a girl from italy. she is a teacher, and we will hear about education in this speech coming up. if >> their lives, their friendship, jill is someone who cares deeply about our nation's
children, their health and well-being. i want to say something, as a democrat that has been involved for the last 40 years. if this is a party that is immensely diverse. we have moderates and conservatives, and a lot of liberal champions. i'm proud of a party that can reach out to not just republicans, but also make sure that those on the left understand that we are a country that is stronger together when we come together. thank you jill biden for making this happen. >> let's listen to this introductory video. >> the country will be getting one of the best humans that we have. >> she has been through some really tough things in her own life, and she knows how hard it can be. >> the american people in her heart know that she will fight for them. >> we all need community. we need to depend on others. all americans, we all need each
other. now, please welcome, dr. jill biden. >> i have always loved the sounds of the classroom. at the quiet that starts with possibility just before students shuffle in. the murmur of ideas bouncing back and forth as we explore the world together. the laughter and tiny moments of surprise you find of the materials you've taught a million times. when i taught english here at brandywine high school, i would spend my summer preparing for the school you're about to start, filled with anticipation. this quiet is heavy.
you can hear the anxiety that echoes down empty hallways. there is no sense of notebooks are freshly waxed floors. the rooms are dark as a bright young faces that should fill them are now confined to boxes on a computer screen. i hear it from so many of you, the frustration of parents juggling work as they support their children's learning. that they are afraid that their kids might get sick from school. at the concern of every person working without enough protection. the despair in the lines that stretch out before food banks. the indescribable sorrow that follows every lonely last breath when the ventilators turn off. as a mother and grandmother, as
an american, i am heartbroken by the magnitude of this loss, by the failure to protect our community, by every precious and irreplaceable life gone. like so many of you, i am left asking, how do i keep my family safe? motherhood came to me in a way i never expected. i fell in love with a man and two little boys standing in the wreckage of unthinkable loss. morning a look wife, a mother, a daughter, and a sister. i never imagined at the age of 26 i would be asking myself, how do you make a broken family ho home? still, joe always told the boys, mommy sent jill to us. how could i argue with her?
we figured it out together, in those big moments i would go by too fast, thanksgivings and state championships, birthdays, and weddings. in the mundane ones that we didn't even know were shaping our lives. reading stories piled on the couch, rowdy sunday dinners and arguments. listening to the sounds of laughter that would float on stairs as joe put the kids to bed every night while i studied for grad school or graded papers under the pale yellow kitchen lamp, the dinner dishes waiting in the sink. we found that love holds a family together. love makes us flexible and resilient. it allows us to become more than ourselves, together. though it can't protect us from
the sorrows of life, it gives us refuge, home. how do you make a broken family home? the same way you make a nation home, with love and understanding and with small acts of kindness. with bravery, with unwavering faith, you show up for each other and big ways and small ones. again and again, it's what so many of you are doing right now for your loved ones, for complete strangers, for your community. there are those who want to tell us that our country is hopelessly divided, that our differences are irreconcilable, but that is not what i've seen over these last few months. we are coming together and holding onto each other. we are finding mercy and grace
in the moments we might have once taken for granted. we are seeing that her differences are precious, and our similarities infinite. they have shown that the heart of this nation still beats with kindness and courage. that is the soul of america, joe biden is fighting for now. after our son bo died of cancer, i wondered if i would ever smile or feel joy again. it was summer, but there was no warmth left for me. four days after bo's funeral, i watched joe shave and put on his suit. i saw him take a breath, put his shoulders back, and walk out into a world for our
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