[November 3, 2020] Today is Election Day and the final day to cast your vote for President of the United States. This election has been billed as the most crucial election since Abraham Lincoln won against General George McClellan in 1864. Regardless of what you are told, no one knows how this day will end, a win for Joe Biden or Donald Trump.
Last week, I wrote an article on the leadership characteristics of Biden and Trump (see link here). The article was not about policy or ideology. I wrote purely about leadership. Which candidate best possesses the most robust leadership abilities measured in vision, judgment, experience, decisiveness, honesty, etc.? I made the case that Trump had the most outstanding leader traits, and it was an easy call.
Today’s election voters will not have only leadership on their minds when they go to the polls. Policy and ideology are also what people want to see and how they vote. Voting is about emotion more than leadership and about compassion, feelings, and our view of U.S. history over the future economy, good management, and how to overcome corruption and crime.
Will it be the “great red wave” that swamps the blue democratic socialist ideals? Or will it be the “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” that crushes “Make America Great Again?” Mixed results will be bad for the country; better to have a clear mandate from voters. Some political experts have predicted the election could be thrown into the Supreme Court.
Will President Trump win a second term? Never before holding political office, he doesn’t play by historical political rules. He has the energy to spare. And, for the first time in the last 100 years for a politician, he kept his promises of a better economy, smaller government, peace, and protecting America. Trump claims that he wants to “drain the Washington swamp.” However, the Federal response to the Coronavirus pandemic is Trump’s greatest weakness.
Or, will it be Joe Biden (last serving as the U.S. Vice President under Barack Obama) who wins? Serving nearly 47 years in politics, he is one of the most well-known, connected politicians of our time. Biden runs as the Trump alternative; trustworthy, character, and someone who claims he can unite people. Sadly, Biden has a severe mental deficiency that will haunt the election and his future, a serious weakness.
If crowd size at rallies is an indicator of enthusiasm and turnout – which it should be – Trump will win in a landslide.