In 2008, voters were looking for inspiration — thus, Barack Obama. In 2016, for someone to rock the boat — thus, Donald Trump. In 2020, American voters are looking for a break from the ‘Trump show’. That’s Tim Alberta’s thesis.
Writing at Politico, Alberta portrays Biden’s “boring, monotonous, uneventful” campaign as “superb”, being exactly what the country wants right now — a moment of dull respite from the never-ending political spectacle.
Is he on to something, or on something?
The Unspectacular Excellence of Joe Biden’s Slow and Steady Campaign
[Tim Alberta, Politico, October 23, 2020]