Joe and Jill Biden’s last interview of 2020 was virtual, not unusual in the midst of a pandemic, it was conducted on “Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” I was awkward and unusual even in these days, for it’s not every day that jumbotrons in New York City’s Times Square are used for an interview.
Dick Clark has been dead for almost a decade, but he still commands top billing. If the morbidly obese Donald Trump is still alive a decade for now, I assume he will demand top billing and insist he be introduced as the President of the United States whenever he speaks at a campaign rally or political convention.
Unlike Trump the narcissist Biden didn’t exploit the conversation to toot his own horn, he used the opportunity to thank essential and frontline workers for their bravery, with the president-elect stressing: We owe them, we owe them, we owe them.
Biden ended the interview on an optimistic tone saying:
“I’m more optimistic about America’s chances than I’ve ever been. I am absolutely positive, confident, that we’re going to come back and come back stronger than we were before.”
I share Biden’s optimism; Trump will soon disappear from our rear-view mirror and peace and a sense of normalcy will be on the horizon.