"It’s not the economy, stupid.
Contrary to the conventional wisdom coined on the campaign trail for Bill Clinton in 1992, this year’s US presidential election will not be a referendum on Donald Trump’s economic handling of the Covid crisis, although it will shape the country’s recovery.
Whether Trump or his Democratic rival Joe Biden wins, the next president faces new Covid cases surging towards a third peak, escalating tensions with China and potentially 5m people in long-term unemployment.
Voters have a stark choice between two approaches: higher taxes and investment under Biden, or the status quo of tax cuts and deregulation. Economists argue the former will lead to short-term pain for long-term gain." Telegraph
According to this article, a Democratic "sweep" will lead to even more massive deficit spending but higher GDP growth rates.
The author nevertheless is unsure as to whether or not enough voters will be persuaded by that prospect to vote for Harris/Biden.
Joe seems to know that he will be nothing more than a place holder for Harris. He referred to himself yesterday as her running mate. IMO the Biden crime familia will make "good" use of what time he would have in office, whatever that would be.
The author takes note of the loyalty of Trump voters (both the faithful and those repelled by the prospect of a Harris presidency) but does not seem to have absorbed the phenomena of Trump supporters standing en masse at his rallies no matter what the time or the weather.
Last night, to his evident surprise, one crowd of thousands started chanting "we love you."
Who expected that? pl