Kathleen OKeeffe
6 min readAug 15, 2020

Right out of the gate Kamala uses three words that matter in her acceptance speech, “honored,” “responsibility,” and “work.” Immediately she recognizes the augustness of the role as the Vice President of the United States. She is honored, it is a privilege, and with that comes responsibility. The current president has literally said that he takes no responsibility in the face of a deadly pandemic, an appalling admission for a person in that position. Even the most basic, and simplistic response, would garner some praise, but he goes all out and admits that he feels no obligation to do anything despite the enormous powers of his office while…