I joined Monocle 24’s Emma Nelson on Tuesday morning to discuss the significance of the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
We open with Michelle Obama’s rousing call to “go high” with a campaign against hatred and division, review Bernie Sanders’ address, discuss the ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and focus on a message combining criticism of Donald Trump with a positive vision of the way forward for America.
What’s at stake in this election, and what are the prospects for the November 3 vote?
Listen from 13:26:
Rather than getting bogged down in ideology — “centrist” v. “progressive”, “moderate” v. “left” — that idea of a way forward on issues from Coronavirus to the economy to climate change to social justice, that’s the key.
You can disagree on ideology but everyone can agree that America needs to be doing far better than it is right now.