An Encouraging Rollout for the Biden-Harris Ticket ~ The New Yorker

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris walk together in front of an American flag wearing face masks
In her first speech as the presumptive Vice-Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris prosecuted the case against Donald Trump and showed a deft political touch.Photograph by Carolyn Kaster / AP

For the past few months, the 2020 Presidential campaign has been largely reduced to a virtual phenomenon. Wednesday’s rollout of the Joe BidenKamala Harris Democratic ticket was a covid-19 hybrid. Heavy rainstorms lashed down on a crowd of spectators that had gathered outside of A. I. Dupont High School, in Wilmington, Delaware, where the candidates were scheduled to appear. Then the power inside went out, delaying things by about an hour. When Biden and Harris eventually emerged together, they were both wearing black masks, which they took off to the strains of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move on Up.” “Hello hello,” Biden said to the members of an expanded press pool. “Thanks for being here. I wish we were able to talk to the folks outside, but we are keeping our social distancing and playing by the rules.”

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