Rhetorical situation


The speaker at the 2020 Democratic National Convention is Joe Biden, an American politician. From 2009 to 2017, Biden served as Vice President under Barack Obama, which he also mentions in his speech: “And speaking of President Obama, a man I was honored to serve alongside for 8 years as Vice President”. 

Biden is a member of the Democratic Party, and he was officially nominated as the party’s candidate for the 2020 US presidential election during the DNC. In his speech, Biden confirms his belief in Democratic values: 

I am a proud Democrat and I will be proud to carry the banner of our party into the general election. So, it is with great honor and humility that I accept this nomination for President of the United States of America.

However, Biden also makes it clear that he is prepared to be a president for all American citizens, no matter their political views: “But while I will be a Democratic candidate, I will be an American president”. 

During the convention, the Democratic Party also nominated Kamala Harris as Vice President. In his speech, Biden praises her and declares that she is “a powerful voice for this nation” and that her story is an inspiration.

Throughout his speech, Biden portrays himself as a family man, and he proudly declares “… I will have the s...

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