|October 27, 2020: Donald Trump is holding rallies in three states on Tuesday. Joe Biden is making two campaign stops in Georgia.
“We are always fighting the last war in politics. But if we’ve learned anything about American elections in the post-9/11 era, it’s that volatility is a feature, not a bug. George W. Bush’s ‘mandate’ in 2004 was wiped out by a Democratic rout in 2006. Barack Obama’s landslide in 2008 invited a Tea Party revolution in 2010. Trump’s shocking upset in 2016 was chased by a blue wave in 2018. These swings demonstrate how dramatic realignments—demographically, ideologically and otherwise—continue to accelerate in ways that keep both parties off balance. The coalitions that deliver victory often crumble just two years later. Four years, in this regard, amounts to an eternity.”
– Tim Alberta, Politico
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Flashback: October 27, 2016
Michelle Obama campaigned with Hillary Clinton in North Carolina.
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