Saturday, 7 November 2020
A Mandate For Action?
Although it is forgotten now, George W. Bush became President promising fewer wars than Bill Clinton had waged. It is a different question whether or not he meant it, since he had Dick Cheney on the ticket. But he did say it. Joe Biden would be America's first President in anything like recent decades to have come to office as a critic of his predecessor's lack of belligerence.
Vote-rigging would be more dignified than the suggestion that the highest number of votes in American Presidential history had been cast for a man in a state of cognitive collapse, who had barely campaigned even within the constraints of Covid-19, and whose only approximation to a policy on any issue had been a complaint that America was not killing enough people in enough foreign countries.