Joe Biden Labeled Gandalf the Grey Online After His 'Lord Of The Rings' DNC Speech

© REUTERS / KEVIN LAMARQUEDemocratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden celebrate in front of fireworks after Joe Biden accepted the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during the 4th and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as participants from across the country are hosted over video links from the originally planned site of the convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 20, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden celebrate in front of fireworks after Joe Biden accepted the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during the 4th and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as participants from across the country are hosted over video links from the originally planned site of the convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 20, 2020 - Sputnik International
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His speech drew inevitable comparisons to J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings with his line "I will be an ally of the light, not of the darkness".

Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden flooded Twitter with saccharine praise for his "Lord of the Rings" nomination acceptance speech.

The 77-year-old former vice president evoked comparisons to Gandalf the Grey's valiant last stand against the Balrog on the bridge of Khazad-Dum in his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Thursday night.

​"Here and now, I give you my word: If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst", he said. "I will be an ally of the light, not of the darkness. It's time for us, for we the people, to come together".

Twitter users gushed over the speech, quickly comparing Republican President Donald Trump to Sauron, the dark lord of Mordor.

​Democratic Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer's humour fell flat in his jibe at Donald Trump's dubbing of Biden as "Sleepy Joe".

​News broadcaster MSNBC even ran an item on how Biden helped a young boy overcome his stutter.

​But conservative tweeters took a sarcastic tone, with one obvious reference to Biden's controversial son Hunter, a co-speaker on Thursday night.

​And conservative pundit Ann Coulter questioned Biden's ability to deliver a coherent speech in one take.

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