Act in haste and repent at leisure, Ms. Tamerius?
This year’s campaign to replace our current president, or accede to putting up with him for another four anxiety-filled years, promises to become the most anxious and potentially threatening political campaign year we will see in a very long time. In order for the Democratic contender to prevail and survive what is likely to be the most overbearing, rancorous confrontation between our two contenders that we will see in our lifetime, both will have to prepare.
I realize that’s rather florid hyperbole to be spouting here in May, but the tension is already beginning to rise as people start talking about how effective the contender is, vs. how prepared the president may be. But I believe the race needs to be run slowly at first, so as not to wear out the audience, or the contenders.
I would say that by the time we reach the Independence Day Celebrations, there will, indeed, be some screaming at the podium by our president (if his standing in the opinion polls is flagging … and it most assuredly will be). There may be some carefully worded and gingerly expressed comments and rebuttals by Joe Biden around that time as well.
But I am inclined to believe that Mr. Biden is, even now, preparing for his most important and challenging speech at the Independence Day Celebration. If he is ever to make a lasting impression and a moving appeal for his qualifications as the best, most patriotic and most thoughtful contender for the role of leader of the American people, then I would say it will be then.
Now is a good time, I would suggest, to let the man prepare for that event. A good cake cannot be rushed in the making, and a spectacular fireworks display takes time to assemble. And seriously, I think we’re going to be in for quite a fireworks display this summer, between Trump and Biden!