The presidential race in the United States is in full swing. For the time being, no one is making any ambitious predictions about its outcome or how it will affect the world and the U.S. That is because in 2016, despite polls and the mainstream media’s preference, Donald Trump won the election. This time around, there could easily be a surprise at the ballot box. The political environment hasn’t changed much.
Television networks that support Democrats for the most part, especially CNN, are conducting an intense propaganda campaign.
As you might have guessed, both sides are waging their first battle over the pandemic. TV stations have zeroed in on the pandemic and broadcast COVID-19 data 24 hours a day. They fuel a climate of anxiety and panic through fear mongering.
Yesterday, President Trump tweeted how the climate that the media has created for the most part has captured the state and public opinion. “The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after Nov. 3.”
The campaign’s second battleground is racism. Although protests sparked by George Floyd’s death seemed to have died down, the tensions are still running high over the airwaves. Most cities are back to normal. Yet, it seems networks are reluctant to let go of this useful issue. It’s no coincidence that Joe Biden played the race card against Trump by choosing Kamala Harris as a running mate. The media report on her “unique life story” as the daughter of an Indian immigrant and a Jamaican immigrant, telling that story in an appeal to angry African Americans on the streets. Nevertheless, the radical forces occupying the streets have criticized her record as a moderate state attorney general. That’s why Harris frequently appears at street protests and speaks in support of the protesters.
It is clear that much more is expected of Harris than any other vice president. It seems like Harris, who announced her presidential bid last year on Martin Luther King Day, will, more than Biden, be the candidate who faces Trump.
Harris, 56, is being offered as a guarantee to those who point to Biden’s health problems or allegations that he will not complete his term if elected. But will Harris really have the desired effect at the ballot box? Can she compensate for Biden’s shortcomings and strengthen the Democratic hand?
I don’t think so, because Trump’s opponents don’t need any other reason to vote for a Democratic candidate. Furthermore, the prospect of a woman leading the country could prompt undecided white and Republican voters to vote for Trump. Harris might have a better chance if she runs in 2024, and then again, only if she can convince Michelle Obama to run with her.