2016, conceited Clinton vs. terminator Trump was for many: neither.
2020, Trump vs. Biden is very different. By Trump’s own admission: “What an embarrassment if I would lose from the worst candidate ever.” But if Biden wins from the worst president ever, his win holds no praise for him.
If Biden wins, no one wins. But had Trump won, almost everyone loses.
But he won’t win. Biden will win by a landslide. I promise. Anything Trump ever built was houses of cards. Looking good for as long as they stood. But if one paints gold over rust, it will continue rusting until it breaks.
At first, the economic markets will almost crash. The super-rich are covered, as always. But the medium-rich will panic. And so will the small investors. But that will pass. Trump’s rhetoric will fade away. Reality will set in. The Biden camp will make the economy (and everything else) chum again. Yes, the really-rich will pay a bit more but they can afford it. And they get great value for it: a more moral, stable, and peaceful society. That is a climate that’s the best for profit. Their short-term greedy focus under Trump was not really profitable or sustainable in the longer run.
Of course, terrorist extremists got emboldened and must be chased. All problems are not solved by the Biden victory. But the groundwork for a more just society is then laid. with more health and money for most USrs, a safer international sphere, and an effective climate challenge meeting.
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In my humble opinion, the first Trump-Biden debate was won by the moderator, who clearly showed the bully Trump is. But the last debate was lost by the moderator. As if an experienced rapist, Trump sweet-talked himself through every opposition by the moderator, insisting on taking the last word all the time and far more than his fair share (story of his life), and the moderator and the people in control of the mute buttons did nothing. He talked sweetly while overpowering them. I’d wish that ordinary people, not familiar with serial rapists, could see what I saw. Rape victims saw it.
I won’t go into Trump spending his time telling us lies and nonsense.
Biden did a good job sharing substance.
They’re both obviously very smart. But one uses that to construct plans and cooperation for a better future, and the other uses it to construct lies.
It seems to me that Biden will win by a landslide already. I mean, if he doesn’t, then he won’t. But whether he wins or loses the race, it’s critical that the Democrats take back the Senate.