An extraordinary set of events, circumstances and people came together at the right time to enable Joe Biden to become the 46th President of the United States. This Editorial is a shout-out to those who made Biden’s election possible, including.
Joe Biden himself, a dark horse candidate who towards the end-of-the-race came from near last place, got a great endorsement, and with the wind at his back went on to capture the Democratic Party’s nomination. Biden succeeded in identifying himself more with basic character issues ( empathy, honesty, integrity ) than with specific policy ideas and that enabled him to appeal to a broad group of voters from both parties.
Jim Clyburn, Congressmen from South Carolina, whose last minute endorsement enabled Biden to capture the South Carolina primary, and gain momentum first from African American voters, and then from others, that carried him to victory in almost all of the remaining Democratic primary contests.
The Other Democratic presidential candidates ( Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren) who put their differences aside and endorsed the Biden candidacy once it was become clear that Biden had enough delegates to win the nomination. The other candidates recognized that defeating Trump was the paramount election issue, and that required a unified party.
Christopher Krebs, the former Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Project (CSIS) in the Department of Homeland Security, who worked tirelessly to help states set up voting systems that could not readily be hacked and withstand rigorous recounts.
Stacey Abrams (Georgia) , Cindy McCain (Arizona), Gretchen Whitmer (Michigan) and other swing-state leaders who endorsed Biden’s candidacy and worked tirelessly to get out the vote in their states.
Trump himself who refused to lead the country, and ran a terrible campaign focused on voter suppression, conspiracy theories, lies about himself and fear mongering about lawlessness in US cities that didn’t exist.
There also were important political and socio-economic factors that helped Biden win, including huge voter turnout, the highest in 120 years; the worsening pandemic and the economic downturn that many voters saw caused by Trump administration mismanagement.
It is not easy to vote a sitting President out-of-office. Lots of events need to happen at the right time, and the right people need to do the right things. Although we at USRESIST NEWS are not in the astrology business we wouldn’t be surprised to see an astrological chart of how the political stars aligned over our country on November 4th to enable a Biden Presidency. Thank God.