My Hope for the 2020 Election

My hope, not my politically informed analysis:

  1. Trump wins re-election
  2. Partisan hissy fits continue to be the standard in Washington
  3. More people realize that government, and especially political parties, are not a great solution to most things
  4. We arrive at the 2024 election with a reformed sense of conservatism - a strong skepticism towards government power

I don’t think Trump has “drained the swamp” (what is the swamp, by the way? Washington? The state of public political discourse? Old media? All of the above?). I think he’s doing something better. He’s forcing us to stare at it for an uncomfortable amount of time. To see how filthy and stagnant it can be, and to ask ourselves why we think it’s ever going to be a diamond-studded swimming pool.