By Isis Win
To my recollection, vice presidential debates have never had the weight to dissuade voters from defining their choice. They seem mostly looking like showcasing the passive part of a regime. This past Pence – Harris debate appeared to be a different case.
The debate itself seemed to be a boring lame arguing of the two parties, but I believe both score points in their favor actually convincing their supporters. If there was a winner, Harris score a couple of points, lost another couple, and Pence remained zero points. In a few words, the score is 1- 0 favoring Harris. Will that affect anything? Probably no, but it reinforced the strength of the importance of removing Trump from the white house.
Pence refused to answer several questions (most), some important ones, such as if a succession of power in case of disability of the president happens. Harris did not respond to the same question too. As well, when Pence asked: Does Biden has the intention of increasing the numbers of SCOTUS’ justices? An essential item considering the recent development of Trump acquiring Covid and been treated with potentially cognitive damage resulted from the use of steroids. But as well, the mental health of the president has been in question. Theoretically, Pence should be in place to succeed Trump in case of a disaster towards him because of the virus infection, and before disaster strikes. That protocol was not placed as the law requires.
Harris threw a few blows to pence regarding Trump’s failed policies and the lack of proper information to the public regarding covid and the lack of initiative the prevent arriving at the grand score of 212 million deaths and 7.5 million confirmed cases. But as well, Harris threw facts against Trump and Pence regarding the credits taken by Trump that are the result of Biden’s work before Trump took power. The recovery of the economy and today’s decaying situation in terms of high unemployment and growing debt.
Pence denied all accusations from Harris, defending against the facts presented by the press and several members (fired of course) of his own administration. Something that was expected, and clearly, Pence was not prepared to diffuse or deny it convincingly.
As in past presidential campaigns, the visual to define swinging votes is in the vice-presidential candidates does not change their choice. It is expectable that if the other two debates between Trump and Biden take place, we will witness a similar scenario as we saw it in #1. However, the potential of disaster against Trump is highly possible if he reacts driven by the steroids, which provide him lots of stamina, but with the possibility of an explosive and unrealistic attack to Biden.
Both scenarios, in my view, are irrelevant considering a couple of factors. #1 the situation we are facing through 4 years is the worst in US history. The administration has not scored in anything, mainly the US diplomacy arena, trade, and any vital negotiations to ensure the nation’s future well-being. However, there are many more failed administration actions, and we cannot ignore an important one—the divide of the American people. The administration has exerted dictatorial orders unconstitutional and rendered no benefits but triggered hate and division among the American people. All resulting in cueing white supremacists who have taken the streets with their guns and attacked and killed several Americans, including black, brown, and transgender people and supremacists, are prepared to defend Trump’s continuation in power if losing the election.
The situation is extremely toxic and dangerous. The critical and vital issue is the vitriolic divide among the population that can trigger a civil war and the US economy’s decay, therefore the entire world. Although the GOP’s chances of winning the election are tiny, the administration’s eroded mail voting’s trust, sabotaging the electoral mail process. The threat of refusing to allow the presidential succession is the potential worse situation the US would face in history. Nearing the disaster resulted from the previous civil revolution.
Trump followers will not be dissuaded from changing their votes at this point. Liberals seem to be grasping swing states that place DNC in power for the next period, so it is expected to face a dangerous situation. The resolve is thoroughly unpredictable unless Trump is removed by force.
The chaos prevailing in the US is significant because although it should not be relevant to other nations, several, such as Germany, already face a Neo-Nazi increase of threat. Still, other countries have reacted dictatorially following the example of Trump.
The solution to our crisis will be hard to reach, even when Biden takes over the WH because the damage up to this point is enormous and overwhelming. However, faith in the team Biden-Harris remains strong, and it would be possible to return to the America we know, but at a high cost to the entire population. Part of this solution is what Trump will use against Biden, accusing him of leading America towards socialism. Something that only fits in the minds of anti-everything people who hate everything that does not fall under the acceptance of today’s White Supremacy. In other words, everything not been directly the result of the Anglo-Saxon descendants is at stake.
This particular moment of the US requires full solidarity of the citizenship to change the existing regime and start patching the done damage. I question the numbers of supporters to produce this change not because of the numbers, but the level of consciousness, patriotism, and knowledge of our tradition, history, and status before the world. Through the last weeks, Sadly, the lack of all that in social media is highly visible. I found a lack of appreciation for our administration and our actual status—all that in every area.
I insist our #1 move now is to vote regardless of any obstacles to proceed and wait for the results. Once the election is determined, history can swing in many directions unless Trump peacefully turns the White House to the legal and democratic winner. Let’s wait and see, vote now!