For all America’s bluster about democracy, for all the super-charged admonitions by both Democrats and Republicans we citizens “get out and vote” and “make your voice heard,” there is a certain perversity in the fact that we have, for the past few decades, averaged something like 2.5 presidential debates an election year.
Success in entertainment stakes its fortune on the notion that the show must go on. So does politics. Donald Trump, with a knack for occupying the sweet spot between the two, would no longer be restrained from taking the stage. With a jolt, he has relaunched his dormant 2020 presidential election campaign for a dash through a minefield of radical strife fueled by national sickness of body and soul.