It's impossible to miss the message from the Democratic National Convention this week in describing – and for some voters, introducing – Joe Biden as the party's presidential nominee.

Decent. Empathetic. Trustworthy.

Also this: not Donald Trump. 

With disciplined consistency, speaker after speaker at this week's virtual convention has focused on the humanity of the former vice president, drawing sharp contrasts with the bombastic personality of the Republican incumbent. President Trump has underscored the point, presumably not deliberately, by hurling insults at some of the speakers and warning darkly at an Arizona stop Tuesday that Biden wanted to open the nation's borders to criminals and disease.

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