Dr. Jill Biden was everyone’s favorite teacher-mom during her DNC speech

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Day #2 of the Democratic National Convention featured Joe Biden being formally nominated as the Democratic candidate, and the roll call of electors, which was all done virtually. There were several other big moments, like a big package for Dr. Jill Biden, who will hopefully be our next First Lady. I’ve always loved Dr. Biden! She just reminds me of my mom’s generation, specifically my mom’s generation of women educators and teachers. Even if I didn’t already know Dr. Biden is a teacher, I would know from the way she speaks and explains things. Here’s Dr. Biden’s full speech, with an appearance from Joe Biden at the end:

I also wanted to highlight the story of Jacquelyn Asbie, who got to be the one to “nominate” Joe Biden. Asbie is the New York Times elevator operator who blurted out “I love you” to Biden when he came by the NYT office earlier this year. She was caught on video, and Biden took a selfie with her. She was interviewed by the Washington Post, and she spoke about why she loves Biden and supports him and quite honestly, her interview made me cry: “I take powerful people up my elevator all the time. In the short time I spent with Joe Biden, I could tell he really saw me… He’s been through so much. And he doesn’t show it on the outside. He may feel it on the inside — and I’m that type of person.”

And here’s Colin Powell endorsing Joe Biden. It’s not really shocking? Powell has been endorsing Democrats for years now and he clearly loathes Donald Trump.

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  1. Lori says:

    I love that the video telling Jill Biden’s story to introduce her was made by the women who made the RBG doc.

    • a reader says:

      Oh, I didn’t realise that! I thought the video was SO GREAT. Thorough, sensitive, thoughtful, loving…. it was so well done.

  2. Sierra says:

    The shocker is Jimmy Carter endorsing Biden. Texas might go blue after all.

    I miss the White House having an intelligent First Lady…

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Jill is awesome. And, of course, the GOP is trying to smear her with stories about her first marriage.

    The roll call really got to me, all those wonderfully diverse people in all those fabulous places – socially distanced – especially Khizir Khan, the Guttenbergs, and the Shepards.

    • Betsy says:

      Oh that roll call was nuts good. This is what America looks like, people! Here are our citizens! We are old, young, poor, well off, we are all the colors of the human rainbow, we are Native… I was seriously on the verge of tears at several points, and god bless Rhode Island’s calamari. Even if conventions go back to “normal” someday, I hope they keep the roll call like this. I loved seeing people and I loved seeing the places they picked to film.

      • Lightpurple says:

        The calamari!

      • Nona says:

        The roll call was the best! I actually felt patriotic—something that hasn’t happened in years. So cool to see all those different folks and our crazy beautiful country. It was the virtual road trip I badly needed!

    • a reader says:

      That roll call had me in tears at a few points, esp during the appearances by the folks you mentioned. I also LOVED that Maryland picked a couple of Zoomers to announce their state’s votes. More of that please.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      It was a blockbuster night! The Nebraska Roll Call meat packing plant worker, Geraldine Waller, with her mask on, just gutted me. Dems are getting great PR from this, such as this morning in the Omaha World-Herald.


    • Badrockandroll says:

      OK, I am curious, so I read “the dirt” on Dr Jill’s first marriage. It’s not really dirt, especially since it comes from the GOP, the party that has sold its soul to a grifting, adulterous, misogynist, racist, drug addled, racist, sophomaniac, balding, overweight bully. And I added the last two superficial items only because I know that although he’s ok with my first adjectives, those last two will really hurt his feelings.

      • TheOtherSam says:

        @BadRnR, its such BS. not even a story really. Her first husband owned a well-known rock club in Wilmington apparently. She got to meet and hang with a pre-fame Springsteen! Kind cool actually. She was also only like 19 when they married , both were really young and he himself admits it probably wouldn’t have worked out, he’s now long happily married to his 2nd wife.

        I think they are trying to make hay with the alleged timeline of her divorce, and potential overlap re when she and Biden became a couple. Frankly, it was 45 yrs ago so I don’t see many caring. Her video and speech last night were wonderful and moving. I like the Bidens and their story so much, so different from the current WH occupants.

  4. Stacy Dresden says:

    Jill Biden is a huge role model to me. I admire her so much and hope dearly she becomes First Lady! I made a donation last night in her honor.

  5. Diane says:

    So looking forward to the possibility of getting a FLOTUS who we all can admire and will do good in the country. I don’t want to google Jill Biden and get nude photos. I doubt Jill Biden’s first challenge will be redoing the tennis pavilion or sprucing up the Rose Garden during a pandemic.