Beltway Briefing Podcast

Final Predictions

November 2, 2020

One of the most divisive and intensely personal presidential campaigns in contemporary history is coming to a close tomorrow. Public Strategies’ Howard Schweitzer and Mark Alderman discuss the two presidential candidates’ starkly different political identities and make their final predictions for the election that is likely to be a referendum on the president. Will it be Mr. Trump, who has largely wasted his chance to show emphatic leadership, has shifted almost exclusively to law-and-order rhetoric, and effectively has no second-term message beyond four more years of himself? Or will it be Mr. Biden, who has offered himself as the candidate best equipped to halt the nation’s raging coronavirus pandemic and heal its economic decline and whose key message is that the election is a fight for the soul of the nation?

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