Yes 3 Cheers to you Joe Biden for appearing on the American horizon to start your prophetic mission of UNITING a divided US both on the political and religious(Christian?) Fronts!
You are called the Oldest candidate, We at the CCV call you, differently, the most MATURE candidate, at the age of 78, but to this scribe, my younger brother only, by 8 yeas, in the line of ‘Fratelli Tutti’ of Francis Pappa, and 2nd IRISH people, termed more Catholic than the Pope!You are most MATURE!
You showed your MATURITY every time your younger brother exploded against you, pleading with your voters to be patient, calm, till every vote is counted, even when Presidency was in the cusp of your palm! That way you proved to be a true democrat, because Democracy is the product BALLOTS, not BULLETS, (Gund controle in US) weather from the barrel of the gun or from the barrel of the throat, shouting!
This scribe was in your home state Philadelphia, where I went to visit the convent my youngest sister studied nursing, in the 1960ies, now Provincal of Sisters of Charity, in Bihar. I was doing journalism at Marquette, then, a long story to tell.
Congrats to Kamala!
CONGRATS as well to KAMALA HARIS with roots in Chennai, where I studied and worked for over 15 years, a fitting companion in arms to respond to WASP(white-anglosaxon-protestant) of Ttump and Co. Both of you are in the path of JESUS the Good Samariton. I can’t but be a fan of you both, trudging the path trying to answer the question: “Who is your neighbor?”, none but those most in need and exploited and trampled under foot, of Jesus and Francis!
Thouh without a vote, I had voted for you ever since your name was announced.Awful lot to write, but stay firm and SHINE where you are now! That is my wish for you both. Last but least Good wishes to Trump also, as we all have to kill him with our Kisses, as Jesus did to Peter, when he said: “Get behind me Satan!”
Only HELL is here below!
Fortunately the only HELL we have is this globalized universe, where million of the famished are dying like flies in the midst of affluence and trow-away culture in countries like USA! God bless America, Biden, Harris and Trump, if there is a God! james kottoor, editor ccv.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. achieved victory offering a message of healing and unity. He will return to Washington facing a daunting set of crises.
Please read below N York Times artcle!
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was elected the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, promising to restore political normalcy and a spirit of national unity to confront raging health and economic crises, and making Donald J. Trump a one-term president after four years of tumult in the White House.
Mr. Biden’s victory amounted to a repudiation of Mr. Trump by millions of voters exhausted with his divisive conduct and chaotic administration, and was delivered by an unlikely alliance of women, people of color, old and young voters and a sliver of disaffected Republicans. Mr. Trump is only the third elected president since World War II to lose re-election, and the first in more than a quarter-century.
The result also provided a history-making moment for Mr. Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris of California, who will become the first woman to serve as vice president.
With his triumph, Mr. Biden, who turns 78 later this month, fulfilled his decades-long ambition in his third bid for the White House, becoming the oldest person elected president. A pillar of Washington who was first elected amid the Watergate scandal, and who prefers political consensus over combat, Mr. Biden will lead a nation and a Democratic Party that have become far more ideological since his arrival in the capital in 1973.
He offered a mainstream Democratic agenda, yet it was less his policy platform than his biography to which many voters gravitated. Seeking the nation’s highest office a half-century after his first campaign, Mr. Biden — a candidate in the late autumn of his career —for a wounded presented his life of setback and recovery to voters as a parable country.
In a brief statement issued after Pennsylvania delivered the crucial electoral votes for victory, Mr. Biden called for healing and unity. “With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” he said. “It’s time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together.” Mr. Biden planned to address the nation Saturday night.
In his own statement, Mr. Trump insisted “this election is far from over” and vowed that his campaign would “start prosecuting our case in court” but offered no details.
Mr. Biden’s victory, which came 48 years to the day after he was first elected to the United States Senate, set off jubilant celebrations in Democratic-leaning cities. In Washington, where Mr. Trump was despised by the city’s liberal residents, people streamed into the streets near the White House and cheered as cars bearing American flags drove by honking.
The race, which concluded after four tense days of vote-counting in a handful of battlegrounds, was a singular referendum on Mr. Trump in a way no president’s re-election has been in modern times. He coveted the attention, and voters who either adored him or loathed him were eager to render judgment on his tenure. From the beginning to the end of the race, Mr. Biden made the president’s character central to his campaign.
This unrelenting focus propelled Mr. Biden to victory in historically Democratic strongholds in the industrial Midwest with Mr. Biden forging a coalition of suburbanites and big-city residents to claim at least three states his party lost in 2016. With ballots still being counted in several states, Mr. Biden was leading Mr. Trump in the popular vote by more than four million votes.
Yet even as they turned Mr. Trump out of office, voters sent a more uncertain message about the left-of-center platform Mr. Biden ran on as Democrats lost seats in the House and made only modest gains in the Senate. The divided judgment — a rare example of ticket splitting in partisan times — demonstrated that, for many voters, their disdain for the president was as personal as it was political.
Even in defeat, though, Mr. Trump demonstrated his enduring appeal to many white voters and his intense popularity in rural areas, underscoring the deep national divisions that Mr. Biden has vowed to heal.
The outcome of the race came into focus slowly as states and municipalities grappled with the legal and logistical challenges of voting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. With an enormous backlog of early and mail-in votes, some states reported their totals in a halting fashion that in the early hours of Wednesday painted a misleadingly rosy picture for Mr. Trump.
But as the big cities of the Midwest and West began to report their totals, the advantage in the race shifted the electoral map in Mr. Biden’s favor. By Wednesday afternoon, the former vice president had rebuilt much of the so-called blue wall in the Midwest, reclaiming the historically Democratic battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Michigan that Mr. Trump carried four years ago. And on Saturday, with troves of ballots coming in from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, he took back Pennsylvania as well.
While Mr. Biden stopped short of claiming victory as the week unfolded, he appeared several times in his home state, Delaware, to express confidence that he could win, while urging patience as the nation awaited the results. Even as he sought to claim something of an electoral mandate, noting that he had earned more in the popular vote than any other candidate in history, Mr. Biden struck a tone of reconciliation.
It would soon be time, he said, “to unite, to heal, to come together as a nation.”