Biden will definitely win, he certainly didn't cheat, postal ballots are great, and don't worry the US will be back to "world leadership" and "democracy promotion" in no time.
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This long piece tells an interesting story, just not the one it thinks it's telling. They try to spin the tale of Biden's Lazarus-like presidential campaign, without coming to logical conclusion that presents itself.
I'm going to bullet point out the narrative here, and see if you can spot the glaringly obvious idea, which the the Guardian seems to miss:
It's fairly clear what's going on here, no?IS BIDEN GOING TO WIN?
The short answer to this appears to be "yes!". They have not 1, not 2, but 3 separate articles saying as much. Many of them devoted entirely to citing polls and then saying "yes, the polls said Hillary would win, but this is different".
Thank god for those leaps forward in polling technology, amirite?
Of course this nailed-down certainty of victory is, in an of itself, a tactic. It doesn't necessarily mean the result is a foregone conclusion. But it really feels like the result is fixed for Biden, and everyone knows it.
Bu"that is what we said last time, too.OK, SO BIDEN WON, NOW WHAT?
Since it's almost certain Good Joe is going to beat Bad Donald (yes, that's really the level of political analysis we're dealing with here), maybe we should focus on Joe is going to do when he's in office.
There's lots of talk about that (and none of what will happen if Trump wins, further suggesting a fixed result).
Robert Reich thinks Biden should "fix democracy". "Fix" being the perfect word. He thinks they should "reform" the electoral college and the Supreme Court, as well as adding more Senators for certain states and even splitting california into two states (thus doubling it's senator count). This would apparently make democracy "fairer", and not in anyway simply give voting power to traditionally democratic states.
Simon Tisdall is in ecstasy as he expects Biden to resume the US's "global leadership". Jeffrey Frankel says Biden is "safe hands for the eocnomy".
This article promises "something big" in Biden's first 100 days, to "fight the coronavirus". There will likely be a "national mask mandate" and moves to "counter disinformation."
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