nation. It’s a battle for the soul of the nation. When he took over the top role in the Senate’s influential Judiciary Committee, Biden shaped the Supreme Court’s hearings first for Judge Robert Bork, and later, Justice Clarence Thomas. by News Staff, The Associated Press. Up against the opulent image of billionaire Trump, he fine-tuned his themes to include a “Park Avenue” line, seeking to bash the president’s privileged life. Joe Biden says the “soul of the nation” is on the line. Joe Biden says the “soul of the nation” is on the line. And, as Biden said in Warm Springs, Georgia, people simply need to “heal.”. By defeating the president, Biden has realized the hopes of supporters who believed he was the best candidate to win back the disenchanted white suburban and working-class voters who had sent Trump to the White House four years ago, and to build a winning coalition that embraced the Democratic Party’s racial and generational diversity. Seniors at Catholic High are taking the next step into adulthood by voting for president this year in the 2020 Election, but they tend to veer from traditional ideas of older voters. Save to Favorites. Thomas Bellanger, Staff Writer November 3, 2020. Throughout the campaign, the Democratic nominee repeatedly characterised the 2020 US election as a " battle for the soul of this nation ". But with control of the U.S. Senate on the verge of slipping from the party’s grasp, and with hopes of an electoral landslide having evaporated early on Election Night, Biden’s victory is far from the stunning national repudiation of Trumpism—and of the bigotry, cruelty, cronyism, and incompetence that came to define it—that many Democrats had hoped for. I had never quit anything in my life. WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 29: Former vice president Joe Biden speaks during an online address on Friday. Hollywood Unlocked. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Therein lies the dangers for any population and for this reason, it is a battle for the soul of the nation. He earned respect from both. Joe Biden was declared the 46th president of the United States on Saturday morning, winning the bitter campaign he has described as “a battle for the soul o… “The guy who got in trouble in Ukraine was this guy trying to bribe the Ukrainian government to say something negative about me, which they would not do and did not do because it never, ever, ever happened.”. Our mission is to provide the most accurate transcripts of videos and audios online. Biden briefly defended his family’s name. In that instance, Biden was done. Contact Vishwaa Sofat at [email protected] . “I’ve talked to my other combatants, other people who ran,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) told The Daily Beast last week, describing details from conversations with other former candidates about Biden. Perhaps more than any academic accomplishment at Syracuse, Neilia Hunter became his focus—so much so that the two got married and moved to Wilmington within months of his graduation. “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted, proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.”, “With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” Biden continued. Share on Facebook. After much insistence that a normal gathering was still in the works, officials concluded that it was not safe. He talked about race: “Think about what it takes for a Black person to love America. “That’s why I decided to run, and I’m proud now to have Sen. Harris at my side in that battle, because she shares the same intensity I do. I appreciate you being here on this gorgeous day in a magnificent, magnificent setting, until you think about all the lives that were lost here. This election is continuation of the 1950-60’s struggle to redeem the soul of our beleaguered nation. Full text of former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech titled “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on October 6, 2020. Biden won the Electoral College by at least 290 electoral votes over Trump’s current tally of 214, as of press time, with a national popular vote victory of at least 4.3 million votes. If you haven’t read it yet, I strongly recommend Jon Meacham’s book about John Lewis and the civil rights movement: His Truth Is Moving On. His words would live ever after. We have too much work to do. I’d never quit. Biden moved when he was young from Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Claymont, Delaware, an uprooting that came to define the latter half of his campaign’s closing economic message. Only Biden’s blowout victory in South Carolina, buoyed by enormous support from Black voters who backed President Barack Obama’s vice president in record numbers, saved him from ending his third run for the White House in defeat. the forces of darkness. Joe Biden: "Battle for the Soul of the Nation" Forget politics - Do you want a President with a soul - Or four more years of lies, lies, and damn lies??? (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) All of the pages on Joe Biden's campaign website carry a motto that sits — appropriately — at the upper-left corner of the page. Something darker, something more dangerous. hate." Hope seems elusive. All this in a time, not just of ferocious division, but of widespread death, structural inequity, and fear of the future. According to a Biden campaign official, Biden was at home with his family when he learned the news. It’s about your dignity,” Biden often recited during his stump speech, quoting his father. October 27, 2020 at 9:55 am EDT By Taegan Goddard Leave a Comment. Do you want a President who says we can still be "The United States of America", “For the first time in my career in the Senate I wasn’t sure I could perform with the grace the day required,” Biden wrote. The event would be announced as a digital endeavor to much skepticism and internal bickering. With a Democratic-controlled House and the fate of the Senate in the hands of Georgia voters, newly weakened Republicans in Washington are already pledging to push back against Biden’s platform. His surrogates started to rally for him behind-the-screens. Things happen. Please suggest your favorite videos and audios for transcription. Rule 2 does not apply when replying to this stickied comment.. Rule 2 does apply throughout the rest of this thread.. What this means: Please keep any "meta" discussion directed at specific users, mods, or r/conspiracy in general in this comment chain only.. Mindful of the possibility that the virus could spread to the public (and to the septuagenarian candidate himself), top aides prohibited organizers from campaigning across states. “BATTLE for the SOUL of the NATION” October 10, 2020; Expanding the Definition of “Pro-Life” October 7, 2020; Ready for “One Person, One Vote”? The “battle for the soul” of our nation will continue throughout these next four years, and I urge you to keep that in mind. Posted Nov 3, 2020 5:10 pm MST. Both Barak Obama and Joe Biden have made statements that we are in a battle for the soul of our nation. While the Biden campaign had bragged in the closing days of the campaign that he had numerous routes to the White House, the former VP’s road to electoral victory largely followed the most obvious path: winning back the so-called “Blue Wall” states of Michigan and Wisconsin in the Upper Midwest, as well as reclaiming Arizona, a newly purple state that had only backed one other Democratic presidential candidate since the 1940s. While Biden generally stayed at home at the onset of the pandemic through the summer months—setting a top example for others to follow, his campaign often said—operatives at the party level quietly reworked their goal to have the Democratic National Convention in Wisconsin in July. The Union would be saved. Filed Under: 2020 Campaign. We must seek not to build walls, but bridges. In the past lip service was given that what we need … Instead of treating each other’s party as the opposition, we treat them as the enemy. He believed in the rescue, redemption, and rededication of the Union. In a statement released moments after Biden was declared the victor, Trump accused the newly minted president-elect of “rushing to falsely pose as the winner,” and attacked news organizations for legitimizing the election. We draw on them when we seek hope in hours of darkness: “Four score, and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”. Posted Nov 3, 2020 5:10 pm MST. I’m not talking about ordinary differences of opinion, competing viewpoints give life and vibrancy to our democracy. Trump, faced with the nearly impossible task of repeating his first insurgent campaign while holding the nation’s highest office, spent months attempting to paint Biden as too old, too addled, and too “sleepy” to become the commander-in-chief. Just as outside strategists had nearly closed up shop on pitching opposition research to credible outlets, a story that Team Trump had hoped would constitute a gotcha surprise surfaced in the New York Post in mid-October, pushed by Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, claiming this time that Hunter Biden had engaged in even more misconduct. You don’t have to agree with me on everything, or even on most things, to see that we’re experiencing today is neither good nor normal. “It is very difficult when you are losing a race, or you feel like you are losing a race, to be that consistent. His intentions are not just being hinted at, they are being openly declared. And that’s exactly what Peter D. Hutchison’s newest documentary, Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation explores. It resonated with right-wing news producers and social media corners, but few other forums. When Biden offered arguably the best oration of his political career, he put the business of the formal nomination behind him. Updated Apr. Biden ended up among the student body’s lower ranks at his colleges, graduating near the bottom of his class at the University of Delaware and the Syracuse University College of Law. And he taught us this, a house divided could not stand. On Aug. 12, 2020, Biden presented his newly named running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, as a comrade in arms who would fight alongside him in the battle for America’s soul. “He really was the statesman of our group.”. A Battle for the Soul of the Nation by Franklin Graham July 1, 2019 On July 4, we celebrated the 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, when our forefathers gathered at Freedom Hall in Philadelphia to sign the document that marked the birth of a new nation, the United States of America. We have to seek not to tear each other apart but seek to come together. 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As we stand here today, a century and a half later after Gettysburg, we should consider again, what can happen when equal justice is denied, when anger and violence and division are left unchecked. The “battle for the soul” of our nation will continue throughout these next four years, and I urge you to keep that in mind. “There’s never been anything we haven’t been able to accomplish when we’ve done it together,” he went on. They want their economy to thrive. The end of slavery, widening equality, pursuit of justice, the creation of opportunity, and the sanctity of freedom. Yes, this is a battle for the soul of America. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post) I’ll work with Democrats and Republicans. We have too bright a future to have it shipwrecked on the shoals of anger and hate, and division. Biden’s biography, marked in equal parts by opportunity and tragedy, mirrors that of the beleaguered nation he is now set to lead. Terms & conditions apply. Biden initially struggled to gain a foothold against the largest and most diverse field of presidential contenders in American history, finishing low in the first two nominating contests and operating on a shoestring budget as even longtime backers supported his rivals. When the sun rose on that Independence Day, Lee would retreat. It says "Battle for the Soul of the Nation." Life in Washington provided Biden a chance to shine as an affable bridge between opposing political parties. I’ll work as hard for those who don’t support me, as those who do. He recalled the Bork battle in his memoir “Promises to Keep,” just after he ended his presidential run in the fall of 1987. With seven days until Election Day, Joe Biden has released his closing ad. Familiar with handling public health scares in the past, Biden halted parts of his campaign after winning the Michigan primary and becoming the presumptive nominee. Battle for the 'soul' of the nation underway as Americans cast their votes. And not to change tracks. For Biden and his campaign, repeating the same positive affirmations—soul, unity, and truth—was a point of pride. “This is our moment to make hope and history rhyme.”. And if we can decide not to cooperate, we can decide to cooperate as well. “I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life,” Biden said during the Nashville debate. They stopped fundraising in person and went all-digital from his home in Delaware. Imagine my disappointment when I realized it was only the slogan for the Biden/Harris presidential campaign. 4. Today, once again, we are a house divided, but that my friends can no longer be. September 18. There is a movement to destroy America as it was intended. Politicians claiming that a political election is for the heart and soul of the nation assumes that the heart and soul of the nation belongs to political parties, politicians or institutions of government. by News Staff, The Associated Press. Beyond Trump’s fruitless attempt to redefine the public image of a politician who had been in the spotlight since the 1970s lay Biden’s more fundamental appeal: that after four exhausting years marked by the loss of millions of jobs, racial unrest, near-constant scandal, and a deterioration of political discourse, Americans might once again feel optimistic about the country’s direction. Georgia’s two Republicans senators … Nothing, and I … Hollywood Unlocked. After he was plucked out of calmer days to be Obama’s loyal running mate, he enjoyed a portfolio that spanned from foreign affairs to women’s rights, and helped get enough Hill support to pass the Affordable Care Act. Biden’s general election plans were defined by the seriousness of coronavirus. With almost as much consistency as his webpages, Biden's speeches are punctuated with references to the battle for our nation's soul. We hear them in our heads. We must seek not to have our fist clenched, but our arms open. This year, the election is heating up and, with early voting reaching an all … Full text of former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech titled “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on October 6, 2020. The war would go on for nearly two more years, but the back of the Confederacy had been broken. But there’s something bigger going on in this nation than just our broken politics. Joe Biden was declared the 46th president of the United States on Saturday morning, winning the bitter campaign he has described as “a battle for the soul of the nation” after four tense days of counting—and making incumbent Donald Trump a one-term president. The virtual appearances, often spotty in attendance, were meant to show a safer approach than what Trump was doing. Replies (7) Share: 10 0. xxTIMMYxx Member since Aug 2019 4586 posts. For President Lincoln, the Civil War was about the greatest of causes. Joined together, we will win this battle for our soul. 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