The article published on Saturday, written by three Politico reporters, said Meacham was the person who helped frame the speech that was developed over the course of three weeks. Meacham has worked before alongside Biden on speeches as well as in the run-up towards the 2020 presidential race, according to The New York Times previously stated.
Biden's speech made several references to the “soul” of the United States. The theme was the title for Meacham's novel The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, which was published in 2018.
“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards,” Biden said before the red lighted Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Thursday night. “Backwards towards an America that has no choice. No privacy rights. There is no right to use contraception. There is no right to marry the person you are in love with.”
“They promote authoritarian leaders, and they fan the flames of political violence that are a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country,” continued the president.
Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize winner for his 2009 book on the president of the populist party, Andrew Jackson, has given an adulation to president Biden and the extreme left Democrat agenda.
Meacham expressed praise for the $1.2 trillion bill for infrastructure that Biden had signed in law in November. He said that it would accomplish for Biden's legacy what the 1956 Federal Aid Highway Act did for President Dwight D. Eisenhower's legacy.
“It will rank, I think, with what President Eisenhower was doing in the 1950s,” He said on MSNBC's “The Beat”. “The fact that we're still talking about President Eisenhower and what happened with the Interstate Highway Bill, I think, proves the point.”
He also stated it was because the Founding Fathers wanted radical ideas such as “critical race theory and ‘The 1619 Project’” to be part of the American political debate.