Yesterday President-elect Joe Biden introduced some of his cabinet nominees and appointees. I didn’t see the live event but I was particularly impressed by the staging. And I’m not even sure why. Maybe because everyone was masked and socially distanced, so unlike any of Trump’s appearances. But it was more than that. It felt like a group of individuals standing solidly behind the president-elect, rather than prisoners crowded onto a tiny stage like a police lineup. There was strength, dignity, and determination.
I’d almost forgotten what those things look like. In some way I can’t quite define, it was very reassuring.