Biden defeats Trump in an election he made about character of the nation and the President.
This CNN headline came to my email at just before noon Eastern today.
I happen to be visiting what I can describe as small-town America. Small town, yes, but close enough to a major city to be left-leaning. Shortly after I saw this headline, car horns started honking. This continued on and off – I couldn’t see the street, but could hear the horns.
A couple of hours later, I was out for a walk. Around the corner, a car with the driver honking the horn. Leaning out of the passenger window, Biden signs. The next honking car, an American flag – curious, because many Biden supporters hate America. A problem for the left – they all know what they are against; no common view of what they are for.
In any case, supposedly Trump has people working on challenges in many states. I say “supposedly” because supposedly Barr was investigating the nonsense of the last four years and still has done nothing. In other words, is there anyone with actual authority that will lead a broad group of bureaucrats who are willing to do a proper investigation of issues important to those who voted for Trump? Does such a group even exist that is willing to be so led?
So, let’s see what comes of these challenges. If they happen, and if a couple are successful – thus eliminating this Biden “win” – just watch the fireworks begin.
I sometimes wonder if Trump was allowed to win the first time just for the purpose of offering the opportunity to tear the country apart – call this Act One. This Act could have continued well-enough with a Trump win in 2020. There is one way to make it a much more explosive performance.
There are dozens of anomalies in this election, and there are many paths to a Trump victory if enough of the right people wish to make it so. You have read all of this elsewhere; I need not go into the realities and possibilities here. Of course, that enough people would want to make a Trump victory happen is a big “if” – but would it be any more of a miracle than Trump winning four years ago? No, not really.
Which comes to what might be playing out as Act Two. Pretending a Biden win, then reversing the course would be a great Act Two if one wanted to turn up the heat.
The next two months will be entertaining, albeit maybe not survivable.