The return of decency

We don’t know if Joe Biden will go down in history as a great President. He does not have the charisma of Barack Obama or John Kennedy. But let’s start with the return of empathy and decency. It has been so incredibly lacking these last four years as we have seen the politics of rage and personal grievance.

I’ve never heard or seen a story about Donald Trump that involved an act of simple kindness. It has always been about what can benefit him.

He will not be missed

Now we see a humble man who connects with people.

Security guard who met Joe Biden in elevator gives first nominating speech  at convention - CNNPolitics

A man who has known tremendous tragedy in his life and seeks to comfort others.

Video of Joe Biden hugging son of Parkland victim goes viral

A man who reveres his country and is grateful for what it has given him.

In tearful farewell, Obama awards Biden the Medal of Freedom – The Denver  Post

A man who is confident enough to seek out strong partners.

Kamala Harris was one of Joe Biden's biggest opponents on the debate stage.  Now she's his vice-presidential pick - ABC News

A man who seeks out new and diverse voices to be spotlighted.

Joe Biden will make verbal gaffes and policy mistakes. Sometimes he will go too far or other times not far enough. But today, as a start, we have a good and decent person back in the White House and that goes a long way.

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