The theme of the second night of the Democratic National Convention was “Leadership matters,” and the Democratic Party leaned heavily on those with prior government experience to make the case that Joe Biden is better equipped than Donald Trump to handle the responsibility of the presidency.
Here are four takeaways from Day 2 of the DNC.
The old guard comes out in force
In the 77-year-old Biden, Democrats have chosen the oldest presidential nominee in U.S. history. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, 74, is the oldest person ever to become president, and he often portrays Biden as too diminished mentally to be able to run the country.
On Tuesday, Democrats attempted to turn that argument back on Trump. They showcased speakers with decades of experience in government, all hammering home the message that he has done a terrible job in office.
A fixture at Democratic National Conventions since the 1980s, former President