The eventual rematch between Biden and Trump will try America’s resolve and forbearance.

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Opinion team members discuss their predictions for the US in light of the potential rematch between Biden and Trump.Following Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary results, it appears highly likely that Donald Trump will be the Republican Party’s nominee for president in November, when he will face off against President Joe Biden.

What does it signify for the globe and our country? The opinions of the USA TODAY Opinion team members are as follows:

The eventual rematch between Biden and Trump will try America's resolve and forbearance.
The eventual rematch between Biden and Trump will try America’s resolve and forbearance.

In the chilly, overcast aftermath of Trump’s march through New Hampshire, I had brunch with a much younger buddy. For the first time in his life, my acquaintance expressed concern that the outcome of Election Day in November will be too much for our country to manage. This is not an unreasonable fear.
Now that the election rerun that so many of us didn’t want is here, though, what can we do about it?

The eventual rematch between Biden and Trump will try America’s resolve and forbearance.

As an old-school conservative, I contend that the person is the best source of power for bringing about social and political change. Do you want to preserve American democracy? Begin by genuinely appreciating the diversity of this country and mustering the self-control to show respect for your neighbor’s differing opinions.
Merely 32% of Americans, according to a recent poll by the Angus Reid Institute in Canada, believe they will “fully accept the results of the 2024 presidential election regardless of whether Biden or Trump wins.” Additionally, sizable majorities of supporters of both Biden and Trump believe that if the opposition candidate is elected president, American democracy will be significantly weaker.

The eventual rematch between Biden and Trump will try America's resolve and forbearance.
The eventual rematch between Biden and Trump will try America’s resolve and forbearance.

Therefore, there are numerous, serious, and — don’t forget this last one— bipartisan issues with our democracy.The rematch between Biden and Trump is a litmus test for democracy.
Even while I would love for Nikki Haley to magically execute a Hail Mary at the last second that glides into Travis Kelce’s heart-shaped hands as he stands blissfully alone in the end zone, it isn’t going to happen. Though officially the Republican primary season is still in its first quarter, this game is over. Taylor Swift departed from the structure.Turn off the chatterboxes. Close all social media accounts. And have the guts to interact with someone whose ideals and experiences are different from your own. You can learn to accept the other even if you don’t have to agree with them—after all, this is America.

More Trump and Biden in the new year:We will see what America aspires to be in 2024. Our Opinion team is both concerned and full of hope.Of course, that’s not simple, and it might be naïve to think that enough people will follow that route for it to have an impact. However, even though your doctor is correct that the greatest ways to protect your health are through food and exercise, all you really want is ice cream and the sofa.

 

This year will be a stress test for our country. Together, we can pass, I’m sure of it.In 2024, more than 50 countries will host a “super bowl” of elections.
There are other important elections this year outside the US presidential contest. More than fifty countries are holding elections, according to the Associated Press. Nearly 80 votes are counted by the Atlantic Council in this “super bowl” of voting.

The eventual rematch between Biden and Trump will try America's resolve and forbearance.
The eventual rematch between Biden and Trump will try America’s resolve and forbearance.

In any case, half of humankind, or roughly 4 billion people, live in these countries.

Everything from wars to economics, climate change, and human rights will be impacted by what free voters and authoritarian regimes do in the 2024 elections, from Mexico to Russia, South Africa, and Indonesia.

Taiwanese voters chose democracy once more in a free and fair election, defying China’s manipulation and misinformation.

Taiwan was one of the first countries this month to have elections, and there the electorate chose a president who is seen negatively by China due to his rejection of the communist neighbor’s claims to his democratic island nation. Cheers to the early Lunar New Year! What a wonderful way to start the Year of the Dragon, which starts on February 10.

 


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