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Lucky Joe’s many blessings

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Biden’s years in office will be enlivened by a vicious Republican civil war, quite likely ending in a split on the American right.


25 Jan 2021
PREMIUM!
Lucky Joe’s many blessings

Joe Biden is thrice-blessed. Not only did he win the Democratic nomination and then the presidential election, but as a result of the events of 6 January he takes office when the Republican opposition is in utter disarray and likely to stay that way for a long time. None of that was foreordained, or even very likely. “Just days ago the media and the pundits had declared this candidacy dead,” Biden marvelled almost exactly a year ago after winning the South Carolina primary election by a landslide. It had been dead, too, until African-American voters in South Carolina gave him...

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