10 days after the 2020 presidential election, Mike urges calm and makes a case for why nobody is going to steal this election. He argues that not only is President Trump well within his rights to challenge results in key states, but it might actually be the right thing to do. That said, he also thinks that there’s an important difference between supporting President Trump’s right to launch legal battles and supporting his extraordinary claims absent sufficient evidence.
After that, Mike takes a look at the White vote and wonders why it is that a Democratic presidential candidate hasn’t been the choice of a majority of White voters in over half a century. He thinks that a political party based on economic populism and without the baggage of the left or the right would have widespread appeal, and is even working to set up a party like that and possibly even run for office himself. (Yes, he knows how outlandish that sounds. Then again, if someone had told him as late as 2014 that Donald Trump would be the next President of The United States…)
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