October 13, 2020
The Frail Nature of Optimism
Biden is running well against Trump in the polls, cause for optimism, but my optimism is frail. Republican politicians have betrayed the Constitution, norms of decency, and the American people en masse and show no signs of letting up. Disinformation and voter intimidation campaigns abound. New evidence has surfaced of coming cyber attacks on the electoral process. Election night may be a nightmare. It’s not clear we’ll get through the next three months with democracy intact.