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As the final bitter notes of Torn in the USA, also known as the 2020 election, slowly fade, it’s already time for the band to start tuning up for the 2022 midterms. And while many called the November election the most important in the last half century, these midterms may come in a close second.
What do you do when you find yourself in a long-term relationship that’s left you embittered and estranged? Go into counseling, decide to separate or just break it off altogether?
First and foremost, congratulations on a hard-fought victory that has finally been confirmed. I know it was an exhausting struggle and you’re frustrated that even with your decisive win, much of the country still doesn’t believe it was legitimate.
I was once proud to call myself a loyal member of the Republican Party. But that was a time when the GOP stood for time-honored principles such as fiscal discipline, free trade, sensible immigration policy and a consistent, alliance-based foreign policy.
With the national election less than three months away, and the polls continuing to show President Trump trailing Joe Biden by double figures, there’s an alternate scenario that seems unlikely, but not impossible.
There was a time not so long ago that the President of the United States was considered the leader of the free world. Now, amidst a perfect storm of a pandemic, the free fall of the US economy and massive civil unrest over police killings and racial inequality, we have a president who has proven time and time again that he possesses none of the leadership qualities that the office demands.
Since I live alone and am under a shelter in place order here in California, I end up talking to myself a bit more than usual. With that in mind, I decided to conduct an interview with my internal Devil’s Advocate.
As an extremely estranged Republican, I’m looking ahead to the 2020 election with both cautious optimism and gnawing trepidation. Being a Never Trumper who voted for Hillary Clinton, I didn’t believe he would actually win the presidency and the following three years have turned out to exponentially worse than I ever imagined.
As the Democratic primary process continues to slog along with its surfeit of candidates, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the 2020 election is less than a year away. The bad news is that the 2020 election is still a year away.