October 9, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
The election’s second-worst outcome
The worst outcome of the election is so obvious, it’s scarcely worth mentioning. The second worst, however, far from obvious. If Joe Biden beats Donald Trump, the temptation in the Washington press corps, and hence the rest of the electorate, might be to conclude extremism on “both sides” was defeated and “centrism” triumphed.
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