go to top
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at United Food & Commercial Union Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 951 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 2, 2020 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).

Even If Biden Wins, America May Still Be Crippled by Trump

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Edward Alden is filling in for Kimberly Ann Elliott, who will return next week.

The latest opinion polls in the United States show former Vice President Joe Biden with what looks like a commanding lead over a COVID-stricken President Donald Trump, less than a month away from the presidential election on Nov. 3. If Biden can sustain that lead and win a decisive victory, the country would avoid the damage of a long and contested ballot count that would leave America even more internally divided. For much of the rest of the world, it would rekindle the hope that the U.S. might start looking something like its former self again. But that hope rests very much on an unknown: Was Trump a shocking aberration from an open, engaged and responsible America, or does he represent a more lasting set of impulses that will not disappear when he is off the stage? ...

To read more,

enter your email address then choose one of the three options below.

Subscribe to World Politics Review and you'll receive instant access to 10,000+ articles in the World Politics Review Library, along with new comprehensive analysis every weekday . . . written by leading topic experts.