On Wednesday evening, speakers, such as former President Barack Obama and Senator Elizabeth Warren, spoke in favor of having Joe Biden as president of the United States. Yahoo Finance’s Jess Smith joins the Final Round panel to break down the highlights and discuss Kamala Harris’ official acceptance of her vice presidential nomination.
JEN ROGERS: Welcome back to "The Final Round." Tonight is the fourth and the final night of the Democratic National Convention. We will hear from Joe Biden. It has been a very busy week. Last night, a lot of headliners.
Let's bring in Jeff Smith to get a rundown of what we've seen and what to expect on the big night. Jess?
JESS SMITH: Let's start with what we saw last night. Senator Kamala Harris made her acceptance speech. And in that speech, she made the case for a Biden-Harris administration, and she made the case against another four years under President Trump.
She says that his failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods. Let's watch.
KAMALA HARRIS: If you're a parent struggling with your child's remote learning or you're a teacher struggling on the other side of that screen, you know what we're doing right now is not working. And we are a nation that is grieving-- grieving the loss of life, the loss of jobs, the loss of opportunities, the loss of normalcy, and yes, the loss of certainty.
JESS SMITH: We also heard from former President Barack Obama. He had some very harsh words for President Trump. He says that Trump has shown no interest in treating the presidency as anything other than a reality show. He had a very dire warning that, in his view, democracy is on the line in this election. Here's President Obama.
BARACK OBAMA: I have sat in the Oval Office with both of the men who are running for president. I never expected that my successor would embrace my vision or continue my policies. I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously, that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care. But he never did.
JESS SMITH: Obama also went on to praise his former vice president. He called him a brother and said when he was president, Biden made him better and if he is elected, Biden will make the nation better.
Now tonight, we will hear from Biden finally as he gives his acceptance speech from Delaware. This is a moment that he has been working for for decades. We will also hear from some other big names in the Democratic party. Senator Cory Booker, Senator Tammy Duckworth, and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Jen?
JEN ROGERS: All right, Jess. Thanks so much.