Better Angels

Published October 29, 2020

By Carter Wrenn

Trump boasted, ‘I fight for you harder than any president has ever fought for anyone’ – the video flew across the internet, landed in my inbox with a two-line stab: Remember George Washington fighting for eight years during the Revolution – and at Valley Forge? Staring down from the stage at a legion of admirers, Trump crooned, ‘You’re so lucky I’m your President.’

Another boast. Another backfire.

Joe Biden, a doddery Washington politician, both for and against fracking, fumbles, dodges questions about his son’s foreign deals.

More comedy. And tragedy.

This election the better angels stayed home.