Trumped?

The Economist said, a couple of days ago, that while the race for the White House is a little bit closer than it looks, Vice President Biden still looks heavily favoured to win, and to win convincingly, on election day:

Former Bush (43) speechwriter David Frum suggests, in an article in The Atlantic, that we are watching “The Final Season of the Trump Show.” I know that tens of millions of Americans and many more millions of Australians, Brits, Canadians, Danes and Germans, Indians, Japanese, South Koreans and Vietnamese do, too. I know I do.

One person who doesn’t necessarily hope for a Biden victory is Justin Trudeau. Compared to Donald J Trump even Prime Minister Trudeau looks good … even to me. But while Joe Biden may be my choice for America, he promises to make life difficult for Canada. He’s also a protectionist and he, like President Trump, will want Canada to do more to help defend the US-led West in the world.

But I don’t count President Trump out quite yet. I recall that in October 2016, and even into early November, many Americans still told the pollsters that they intended to vote for Hillary Clinton. The margin wasn’t as wide as what The Economist repots now, but it was still huge …

… and yet Donald Trump won the Electoral College, which, in the USA, is all that matters.

Although tens of millions of Americans want President Trump gone, many others still believe that he, not Joe Biden, speaks for them. If they come out to vote in large enough numbers in key states, and if the Biden vote is “soft,” then … we’re all Trumped.

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

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