Here's why euphoria and despair are both misplaced.
"violent crime, while up relative to a decade ago, is still far below where it was in the 1990s"
I'm a Democrat, I'll probably vote for Biden, but even I have had it with this deflection. It is appalling when people dismiss this very serious issue just because things aren't as bad as they were at the very worst point. We are already far far worse than every other wealthy country.
The Biden administration has embraced the 'gender ideology' agenda with a vengeance. For the people actually running the Biden administration, cheating at sports is a 'fundamental human right'. Of course, the Biden administration has also embraced the 'structural racism' agenda. In the past, Democrats called for 'equality'. Biden calls for 'equity'. 'Equity' is the modern version of 'states rights'. What 'equity' really means is racism (PC racism). The Biden administration has supported racism essentially across the board. Of course, the Biden administration has also failed at the border.
America has to choose. It can supported the party of racism and mutilating children (the Democrats) or the party of anti-racism and not mutilating children (the Republicans). The author supports the party of racism and mutilating children. I don't.
"I will vote for him because I consider the Republican Party a malignant force in American politics."
Naw. You, as a Joe Biden voter, are the malignant force in American politics. And to prove it, you make your list of platform positions and ideas of the Republican party that you consider malignant, and I will do the same with the Biden Democrat party... and let's assess the level of cancerous malignancy.
Let's start with First Amendment rights. You know, that thing that crunchy coastal media libs like yourself used to put at the top of the list to protect?
For his fourth term, FDR replaced Wallace with Truman. Does Biden have the energy and courage to replace Harris with someone more competent and appealing to the electorate?
It's a cliché that all politics is local. However, there is truth to that cliché. When will the Democrats compete for statehouse and congressional seats in red seats. Of course, the same could be said, albeit to a lesser degree, for Republicans in blue states. Our constitutional democratic republic is best served when there is competition for public office.
There is another (very important) issue that the author fails to address. Biden is wildly profligate. Trump and Bush (43) were not exactly fiscal conservatives. However, Obama and Biden were/are wild spenders. Obama's deficits (as a percent of GDP) were comparable to Lincolns' with no Civil War in sight. Biden has no excuses (no Civil War, no GFC., etc.) but is running massive deficits anyway.
I have two words to explain why Biden running is a problem: Kamala Harris. It's really silly that he didn't change running mates. She's a huge liability.