The president will stay the course and defeat the unholy coalition of improvident events and the shopworn Democrats who, in their desperation, have allied themselves with pestilence and mayhem.
Leadership in crises is preeminently what presidents do and the effectiveness of their responses to crises largely determines how they are evaluated in history.
This is a brave new world for the uncontrolled and inexplicably self-confident forces of belligerent American secularism.
With a brisk economic revival and continued retrenchment of the virus, it is going to be increasingly difficult for the Democrats to prevail on the merits.
America is a much richer country than China, with a more motivated ethos, comparatively well-functioning institutions, and the advantages of a free society, an enterprise economy, and serious allies.
We must protect the vulnerable, restore the lives and livelihoods of those whose vulnerability is economic and not medical, and assert the human spirit of survival and progress over a demeaning and unfeasible culture of intimidation lest we live like furtive, fearful, moles.
Comparative peace will come after the election; political corpses can’t fight on after the voters have buried them.
Democrats don’t have much hope to cling to, but they don’t deserve better.
If coronavirus kills climate change, the international Left, after a spirited attempt to roll the world over, will have to try another angle.
President Trump, contrary to what his opponents think, is following Theodore Roosevelt’s counsel to “speak softly and carry a big stick,” and it is working.
In a few months, everything will be largely back to what it was within the United States. The big changes will be geopolitical.
At least the American national media have a plausible reason to dislike the president and to behave so unprofessionally. The disinterested antagonism of much foreign high-brow media is astonishing and has no such excuse.
The president’s enemies have not figured out how cunning he is, because he doesn’t seem cunning—at first.
Joe Biden is just a muddled amalgam of 40 years at the public trough, an arthritic wheelhorse in a machine that has broken down.
If the president acts carefully and puts the issues squarely, he will succeed, the economy will recover quickly, and he will be invincible in November.
In the current public health crisis, one false note is the objection from the president’s supporters that prisoners shouldn’t be released.
The president has admirably mobilized the natural desire of Americans to rise to a national challenge, part of which is generally a rallying behind the leader, as long as the leader knows how to lead.
Democrats seeking electoral advantage from this crisis are in an untenable position. Even in suboptimal circumstances, it is hard to see where any case can be made for mismanagement by the administration.
It is time the intelligent Right deprived the moronic Left of the ability to swaddle their socialistic cynicism and defeatism in the great and misapplied legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Democratic Party bosses are sending an infirm and elderly mouse to bell a big, tawny, roaring cat. Anyone can see how it will end.