Right now, my heart isn’t into writing a bunch of HAWT TAEKS. Hopefully, later today, we’ll get some good news and Biden will win. There are a bunch of inchoate thoughts roaming around in my mind about how Democrats could do better, but those should not overshadow a Biden victory.
If nothing else, those of us who live in Democratic states won’t have to wonder if the president will extort our states with a COVID-19 vaccine. We won’t have a president who believes in the ‘herd immunity’ strategy (though maybe strategy should be in scare quotes). We won’t have white Christian supremacists running the executive branch.
That’s not enough, but I think fewer people will die. That has to mean something. Maybe, just maybe, we can even get some good things done–or at the very least repair some of the damage.
And I think the left, construed somewhat broadly, but not too broadly, needs to have a long, hard think about what we could do better, so we can push things farther down the field.
Anyway, here’s to hoping.