Day three of the four-day Democratic National Convention was held on Wednesday and the general mood was permeated with a sense of victimhood and consistent attacks on President Donald Trump.
Prominent speakers who took part in the convention, which carried the theme “A More Perfect Union,” on Wednesday evening included former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
During her pre-taped speech for the convention, Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, blamed her election loss on Russian influence in the election and suggested the November election “can’t be another woulda-coulda-shoulda election.”
According to Clinton, people approach her often with messages of regret.
“For four years, people have said to me, ‘I didn’t realize how dangerous he was.’ ‘I wish I could go back and do it over.’ ‘I should have voted.’ This can’t be another woulda-coulda-shoulda election,” Clinton said. “Vote to make sure we — not a foreign adversary — choose our president.”
“Remember: Joe and Kamala can win three million more votes and still lose. Take. It. From. Me. We need numbers so overwhelming Trump can’t sneak or steal his way to victory,” Clinton added.
Obama took aim at President Trump’s job performance and claimed he would “tear our democracy down” in order to be reelected in November.
“This administration has shown it will tear our democracy down if that’s what it takes to win,” said Obama, who gave his pre-taped speech out of Pennysylvania.
Obama also made a rallying cry to young voters, saying they are the “missing ingredient” to assist in the removal process of President Trump from the White House.
“You can give our democracy new meaning,” he said. “You’re the missing ingredient — the ones who will decide whether or not America becomes the country that fully lives up to its creed.”
In her acceptance speech to become the formal nominee for Vice President of the United States, Harris once again tackled the issue of racism while lambasting the Trump administration.
“This virus has no eyes, and yet it knows exactly how we see each other — and how we treat each other,” Harris said. “And let’s be clear — there is no vaccine for racism. We’ve gotta do the work.”
“Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods,” Harris claimed without evidence, later noting that the coronavirus “is not an equal opportunity offender.”
“While this virus touches us all, let’s be honest, it is not an equal opportunity offender,” Harris said. “Black, Latino and Indigenous people are suffering and dying disproportionately.”
House Speaker Pelosi took direct aim at President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in her pre-taped speech, saying they are “in the way” of coronavirus recovery measures.