Donald Lame Duck
Presidents don't get any more lame than Donald Trump. In his reckless hubris, he caught Covid 19 and also crashed the economy into a likely depression. Now we have dead Americans and lost jobs as far as the eye can see. In addition to all the damage he has done, I think the majority of voters are very sick and tired of his antics and instability.
I don't think any Republican dirty tricks can save him now. I also think that the movers and shakers behind the scenes are done with him too - because they have got pretty much everything they could hope to get from him and the system they profit so much from now needs restabilizing. Then they will blame all the problems on the Democrats going forward.
After he loses the election, he will be a very Lame Duck. Donald could do a lot of damage during the interregnum of this lame duck period - I don't think he will actually do all that much - even if he wants to. I think he will strut and posture in a threatening way in order to manipulate the public and politicians into worrying what craziness he might do - so we just let him go away with a full pardon and his properties intact. Actually, America has never put a President in jail or even prosecuted one, so he just might get a pass - like he has his whole life - but he'll be gone.
A lot of people are very afraid that when Donald loses, there will be civil unrest - or even a Civil War. Some of his Proud Boys might cause a fuss and do some damage, but I don't think there will be prolonged major trouble. Once Donald is exposed as the loser he is, I think his cult will soon fade away. There will be new leaders and causes for them to rally around in the future - not Lame Donald.
Why has this lame old man who is in terrible physical and mental condition managed to hold on to so much power and control? He breaks all the rules and flaunts laws and norms at will, and nobody stops him. One reason is money and power in the hands of the few individuals who control the institutions - media, banks, telecoms and energy systems, etc. These powerful people - mostly men - support the politicians who help them get what they want. Whoever wins in our system, the Oligarchs still win and the imbalance continues.
Another reason for our endless systemic failures is that humans are still a pretty lame lifeform at our current stage of evolution. Many of us are easily swayed with propaganda, are not all that intelligent, quite superstitious, selfish or outright racist. The reality is, however, only the power of the people united can put the human race on the right track toward fairness and justice - we will have to de-lame ourselves in order to make progress.
I was right two years ago about picking Kamala Harris for VP and I was wrong about Bernie Sanders being nominated for President. We will have to work hard to convince Joe Biden to do some things right more than wrong. Of course, Lame Donald almost always does the most wrong thing possible, so we will be better off with him gone. Hopefully, the Democrats will win the Senate and hold the House and do a lot of good strong things in the next two and four years. We don't want the Republicans to regain power.
Interesting times indeed.