Monday, February 6, 2023

Appointment with Joe Biden Story by Juan M. Hernandez Puertolas

Next January 20 will mark the first two years of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America. Just fourteen days ago, there was an embarrassing storming of the Capitol by a heavily armed mob, inspired — if not directly directed — by outgoing President Donald Trump. In an unprecedented protest, Trump refused to attend his successor’s inauguration ceremony and continued to argue against all empirical evidence that he was denied re-election through fraudulent maneuvers.

Two years later, Biden’s record is composed of lights and shadows, but it pales in comparison with the feat achieved by the two previous presidents of the Democratic Party, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Like them, it has lost control of the lower house of Congress in recent midterm elections, but these elections have resulted in the best results for the party in charge of the executive branch in the last 20 years. It is impossible to know whether this is due to the merits of the president or the demerits of former President Trump, whose support for some Republican candidates—particularly some Senate seats and some state governors—has been high. Is. A drag compared to a profit.

Biden’s popularity plummeted after the abrupt US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 and certainly not helped by the highest rate of inflation in 40 years, but it has been picking up in recent months amid a significant legislative push, among other reasons. Is. production and for the high degree of integration of the Western powers since the end of the Cold War. We Europeans can more or less like the United States’ role in the war in Ukraine, but it is undeniable that this is an absolute success for American society, they have stood up for Putin without risking the life of a single American . And with China there seems to be a delicate balance between the stick and the carrot.

Topshot - Us President Joe Biden Exits The Jos A Banks Clothing Store At Greenville Crossing Shopping Center On December 17, 2022 In Greenville, Delaware.  (Photo By Jim Watson / Afp)

Joe Biden, last Saturday, in Delaware, after visiting a shopping center

Jim Watson/AFP

Trump has decided to seek the Republican nomination for a third consecutive term, and if his rivals don’t soon unite around the figure of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, he has a good chance of getting it. System primaries and caucuses are on his side. With half a century of experience in Washington, the same should be the case for President Biden, who with some logic should consider that he has a good chance of defeating the controversial New York businessman again in 2024.

But many analysts also believe that a second term for Biden would be a true test for him, as they do for recent incumbents, and certainly, practically in the run-up to a Republican presidential election in 2028. Who will apparently no longer be Donald Trump.

It’s a complete success, Putin stands up without putting a single American life at risk

In short, Joe Biden has a real appointment with history and little time to resolve his doubts — if he really does — because a modern presidential campaign will prevent him from delaying his announcement beyond next spring. prevents. In fact, it has already announced that it will reveal its plans early next year. If he chooses not to run, he would be the first president not to seek re-election since Lyndon Johnson in 1968, more than half a century ago and under far more dramatic circumstances, in the midst of the Vietnam War and a society that Very polarized.

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