Eyes are on Pence and Harris
We wish President and Mrs. Trump the best as they recover from COVID. It will have an impact on our politics because the president is 74, and Joe Biden will be 78 in November. They are both in the age group most vulnerable to COVID, according to the numbers.
There are two consequences to the bad news:
First, it will shift the focus to V.P. Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris. All of a sudden, the possibility of a Pence or Harris presidency is real. We've written before that one of these two could be president. COVID just brought home that reality more than ever.
Second, Trump Derangement Syndrome will take some time out because it's not nice to attack a sick man. It won't stop every idiot affected by TDS, but I don't think most Americans will react kindly to someone taking a cheap shot at a president recovering from COVID.
In fact, we may enter a few weeks where Trump will be off the stage, and we may actually talk about issues rather than be obsessed with his personality. With all due respect to President Trump, we may learn over the next weeks how successful V.P. Pence will be at presenting the strong Trump record, from the U.S. economy to foreign policy to COVID recovery.
Who knew that V.P. Pence would close it for President Trump? He may just do that.
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Item: Gage Skidmore.