Tag Archives: Presidential Election

Why Trump Lost

Yes, they are still counting the votes, but even Donald Trump knows in his heart he lost the 2020 US presidential election. Not because it was fraudulent but for one reason: COVID-19. There are three reasons COVID-19 was fatal to the Trump presidency. He might have managed re-election despite one or two of them, but […]

The Next President

The election results tell us Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. Are you sure about that? And I’m not talking about the ongoing legal challenges the Trump team has mounted to try and overturn the results. I don’t see much hope for success there. Which may mean that Joe Biden […]

America Votes – Who’s In Charge?

They didn’t learn their lesson 20 years ago, so why would you expect any change now? But the world wonders why Americans can’t figure out a better way to hold an election. In 2000 Al Gore lost the presidency to George W. Bush after the Supreme Court upheld a decision to not re-count the ballots […]

While The World Waits…

I spent most of Wednesday with CNN playing in the background as I worked. I wanted to know who was the winner in the US presidential election. I still want to know who won, but I am not listening anymore. I’ll find out when an announcement is made. Maybe Friday. At first I thought Donald […]

When It Is All Over…

I’m writing this shortly after midnight in the eastern US, and there is no winner yet in the American presidential election. There may not be by the time you read this. I have great respect for the Republican party’s ability, as the minority party, to get their supporters to the polls. That is how Donald […]

Voting Day – Again

Americans go to the polls today to choose a president. I don’t have a vote, which is just as well since I’m not impressed with the choices. Are you? Four years ago, when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, I posted this plea on election day. I was going to write something new today, nothing has […]

The Last Debate

I won’t be watching tonight – it’s a time zone thing. I’ll catch the highlights in the morning. Maybe. Tonight’s second, and last US presidential debate is crucial.  The rules have changed. It will be tougher for Donald Trump to talk over Joe Biden like he did in the first debate. And, given social distancing […]

Mailing It In

The US election is in two weeks from today, and the ballots are starting to roll in by the millions. President Trump has been screaming about massive fraud. But does he have credibility? Due to the pandemic, an unprecedented number of Americans are voting by mail this year. In ordinary times, mail-in ballots are a […]

A Matter of Justice

If you want a quick lesson in the disfunction of the American system, the Congressional hearing on Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee is a perfect example. Justice is supposed to be blind and – but this legal system is all about politics. Democrats automatically oppose anyone nominated by a Republican president (and vice versa). […]

Highly Debatable?

It’s an event everyone usually ignores. Except for tonight. Once every four years the candidates running for vice -president of the United States square off against each other in a televised debate. Other than political junkies, no-one watches. Being vice-president is a thankless task in America. You have no real job description; you just have […]