After winning an historic election, Joe Biden is moving toward a fast start.
He'll need it.
When the president-elect jogged onto the stage Saturday night to deliver a victory speech at the Chase Center near his Delaware home, even his footwork seemed to underscore the urgency ahead. He issued a plea for unity, ignoring the complications of President Trump's defiant vow to try to overturn the results. On Monday, Biden is slated to announce a task force of experts and scientists charged with devising an action plan to contain the coronavirus that has killed close to a quarter-million Americans and shows no signs of abating.
In 72 days, that catastrophe, along with all the others, will be the responsibility of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.