The analysis of the 2020 election is still going on…..and on…..
By now most everyone knows Biden won the election and by now we all know that Trump is being a dick by refusing to accept that he lost the election.
He may leave the White House but I doubt that he will ever admit that he lost the election because he was a terrible president.
First of all was the election of 2020 some sort of a mandate or just a ‘vote against Trump’?
My thought is that it was the later….there is NO Dem mandate….but others thoughts…..
Every election year is accompanied by countless analyses of why Americans voted the way they did. The 2020 election is no different. Liberal and Democratic Americans who were hoping for an overwhelming victory for Joe Biden were disappointed, although the Democratic candidate did defeat a sitting president by nearly 6 million votes. This is itself noteworthy considering how infrequently incumbent presidential candidates lose reelection in the post-World War II era.
The questions that arise now are simple enough: what caused Trump to lose the election, and to what extent did Americans vote for Biden, as opposed to voting against Trump? Answers to these questions emerge from a careful examination of pre-election polling and Edison’s national exit polling, the latter of which surveyed both in-person and mail-in/absentee voters to collect information on voters’ demographic backgrounds and their political and economic motivations. What we find is that mass anger at racial injustice, the disaster of Covid-19, and the depressed economy that accompanied it, were all chief difference makers in the election outcome.
Now that I made that point…..the real reason for this post is to look back into history and see about the sore losers of the past…..
Trump isn’t the first sore loser in history. Many of them have whined their way into obscurity, but others have been able to do real damage. Driven by ego and resentment, some sore losers have engaged in the personal destruction of their opponents, their parties, or even their countries. A look back provides a sober counterpoint to the shrugs with which we might otherwise greet Trump’s tantrums.
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