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Look out, Donald, here they come!

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. (Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images)

Well, Joe Biden’s out of his basement, and Kamala Harris is with him. Donald Trump had better watch out because neither of them is to be trifled with.

Yours truly is not yet completely sold on Harris, but I’m working on it. She does have a lot going for her besides a complicated record in California. She’s female, black, South Asian, a child of immigrants, politically experienced, well-spoken, and tough. And she just delivered a pretty good speech.

And Joe Biden. His speech today made it clear that he’s still the man I’ve always thought he is. He spoke well, from the heart, with warmth and concern. No sign of the cognitive decline his opponents have claimed he has. Nor the hesitancy that we sometimes hear. And being the emotional person that I am, I must confess I got a little misty-eyed seeing and hearing again what this country has been missing for so long.

If you aren’t registered to vote, get it done now. And if mail-in or absentee ballots are a new thing for you, familiarize yourself now with your state’s requirements. Lead times may be greater than you think, and the Post Office might not be up to snuff.

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