Y’all don’t be surprised if Trump stands again in 2024… and wins!
Between now and then, he will continue and even highten his infantile vindictive, divisive rhetoric; and torture “Sleepy Joe” over the next 3yrs, with open lies and jaw-dropping conspiracy theories. His bruised base will rationalise and swallow them whole.
The delegates who chose him from among his primary opponents in 2015 would give him another shot and climax it with an in-ya-face convention. He would chose a more feisty running mate.
And his base would throng the polls in a dense emotional “battle to save the soul of (their) nation“.
Biden’s pledge to unite the nation would be DOA. Conservatives (from 1600 Penn Ave. to the last suburb) never change their stance. They are resistant to change in any way, shape or form.
Mitch McConnell would never soften up for Joe. Elements like McConnell in both houses was the reason Obama chose Biden as Veep. But did it work? Obama was probably the most centrist liberal in modern times, yet he had to govern almost entirely on one limb.
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America is made up of 2 countries trying to co-exist – Red and Blue. No utopic political rhetoric would change that. Think about the proposed Middle East two-state system and make it work.
In all these, the base of both parties are the problem…
Liberals only throw their full support behind a spotlessly clean and charismatic candidate. Conservatives on the contrary, throw their full weight behind whoever stands to preserve their America for them. Forget character or depth.
Until liberals quit their holier-than-thou pettiness, they would eternally be governed by the Trumps of their generation, because numbers, not values call elections.
What just happened wasn’t entirely a vote for Joe. It was equally an alarmist flee from Trump. And that’s the tragedy of liberals – showing up only when crises beckons, right the wrongs and then return to their paths of “righteousness“. So now they don’t have a supreme court, a senate, barely a house and now arm-wrestling for keys to the West Wing.
JB would be better off consolidating and re-orienting the liberal base. They’re self-destructive and “clueless” about what matters the most in politics.
Any time spent in an attempt to “unite” obstinate Red and stuck-up Blue just ain’t gonna cut it. Red would disengage and Blue would disappoint.
So be yourself, Joe; your ‘let’s-step-out-and-knuckle-up‘ self; your “you’re full o’ sh*t” self, but all wrapped up in your signature politically correct parcel, with a purple ribbon on it.
Let red be red, and stay staunch and true to Blue. That’s the only way to battle for the soul of the nation. We need a good old “dirty” politics to relish, not a pity party.
You can’t campaign on blue and govern on so-called purple. That could be why the liberal base doesn’t recognise ya’ll by election day. The campaign does not end after elections; the campaign begins after elections…
Written by Earl Ankrah and previously published on Ghanaweb on Sunday 8th November, 2020. Newly updated November 11, 2020. Earl Ankrah is an award-winning former television anchor of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. He is currently the Head of Public Affairs of Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, an agency of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations. His works with the ministry have brought him in close proximity with world leaders like British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emanuel Macron and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.
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