• Sat. Dec 5th, 2020

Who spoke the most at the D.N.C. and what it tells us about the party.

In the run-up to the Democratic National Convention, the most closely guarded secret was how much time each speaker would get. Many privately jockeyed for extra time.

In the end, the tone and substance of this week’s convention felt tailor-made for Joseph R. Biden Jr. Many of the leaders who received prime speaking slots were not unlike him, boasting years of government experience, party credentials and in many cases, a center-left ideology.